Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan with Aidan Kelly (Narrator)

1 hour, 57 minutes first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction historical literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced
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Description

It is 1985, in an Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal and timber merchant, faces into his busiest season. As he does the rounds, he feels the past rising up to meet him — and encounters the complicit silences...

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Community Reviews Summary of 20,766 reviews

Moods

reflective 77%
emotional 64%
sad 50%
hopeful 35%
dark 30%
inspiring 22%
challenging 17%
informative 12%
mysterious 9%
tense 8%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 46%
fast 34%
slow 19%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 74% | N/A: 8% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 41% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 24% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.15

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