A Fall Read This Next! Selection
It’s a cold winter Irish winter in 1985 when local coal merchant Bill Furlong enters his busy season before Christmas. Claire Keegan’s novel Small Things Like These tells the story of Bill Furlong who has lived in a small, quiet village his entire life. When Bill discovers an injustice, his decision to help brings up his lifelong question of who was his father. This is a quietly beautiful book.
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, (List Price: $20.00, Grove Press, 9780802158741, November 2021)
Reviewed by Rachel Watkins, Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia