June Book Club - Small Things Like These

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June 11th, 2023 at 10am


June's Book Club Pick:

Small Things Like These

by Claire Keegan


Small Things Like These is award-winning author Claire Keegan's landmark new novel, a tale of one man's courage and a remarkable portrait of love and family

It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church.

Already an international bestseller, Small Things Like These is a deeply affecting story of hope, quiet heroism, and empathy from one of our most critically lauded and iconic writers.


"A feat of compression, concerned with the nature of goodness and the texture of everyday life. [A] snowglobe of a story that fits a whole bustling, striving, yearning world into 114 finely wrought pages."

-- The Sunday Times (UK)


"In Small Things Like These, Claire Keegan creates scenes with astonishing clarity and lucidity. This is the story of what happened in Ireland, told with sympathy and emotional accuracy. From winter skies to the tiniest tick of speech to the baking of a Christmas cake, Claire Keegan makes her moments real--and then she makes them matter."

--Colm Tóibín, author of The Magician

Event date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Small Things Like These By Claire Keegan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802158741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - November 30th, 2021