Book Group: Foster and Small Things Like These

Amy Barrow leads an in-store discussion of the international-bestselling novels and two of The Book Stall's favorite reads, Foster and Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

PLEASE NOTERegistration is required as space is limited. There's a $5 discussion group participation charge which is fully redeemable for merchandise in the store.

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About the Books: Fostera piercing contemporary classic, is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love told with astonishing depth. It is a hot summer in rural Ireland. A child is taken by her father to live with relatives on a farm, not knowing when or if she will be brought home again. In the Kinsellas’ house, she finds an affection and warmth she has not known and slowly, in their care, begins to blossom. But there is something unspoken in this new household—where everything is so well tended to—and this summer must soon come to an end.

Small Things Like Thesea tale of one man's courage and a remarkable portrait of love and family, is a deeply affecting story of hope, quiet heroism, and empathy from one of our most critically lauded and iconic writers. 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. 

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Foster By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802160140
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Grove Press - November 1st, 2022

An international bestseller and one of The Times' "Top 50 Novels Published in the 21st Century," Claire Keegan's piercing contemporary classic Foster is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love; now released as a standalone book for the first time ever in the USIt is a hot summer in rural Ireland.


Small Things Like These By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802158741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Grove Press - November 30th, 2021

Shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize

"A hypnotic and electrifying Irish tale that transcends country, transcends time." --Lily King, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers