A review by bella_cavicchi
Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan

emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


A novella that is haunting and sparse and yet also maintains its sense of hope. I really enjoyed it.

I texted my dad ahead of reading this for book club, and he responded: "Precision writing, beautiful use of understatement, moving story." I can't write a more accurate review than that.

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