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Small Things Like These

Unabridged   2 hour(s)
Publication date: 12/14/2021

An NPR “Books We Love” of 2021 selection
A Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” of 2021 selection
People Magazine’s “Book of the Week”
A Publishers Weekly "Holiday Gift Guide 2021" Selection

Small Things Like These

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696604925


The landmark new novel from award-winning author Claire Keegan.

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The landmark new novel from award-winning author Claire Keegan

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.


“Keegan’s precisely considered details about character, setting, memory, and dramatic moment create a story you will want to read again and again. Her deceptively simple language is pitch-perfect.”—Boston Globe

“This exquisite miniature of a novel somehow defies the gravitational pull of its grim subject to hover in a quotidian, luminous present. Details materialize with preternatural clarity. The milky light of a winter afternoon, mist on a river, a woman opening an oven door, a child taking her father’s hand: We see these things and feel their lingering presence as we are drawn into the life of an unassuming man in an unremarkable place.”—The Wall Street Journal

“A sparse, breathtaking perfect gem of a novel.”—People

Small Things Like These is a gem of a slim novel about a family man faced with a moral decision… a deeply moving tale.”—Associated Press

Author Bio

Claire Keegan was raised on a farm in Ireland. Her stories—which have been published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Granta, and Best American Stories—have won numerous awards and are translated into more than twenty languages. Keegan currently holds the Briena Staunton Fellowship at Pembroke College, Cambridge.