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

dark emotional mysterious sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Recommended this by a work friend and I’m so glad I read it. It’s a very simple story told in the context of the Laundries and Catholic Ireland. Though nothing much happens until the very end and nothing is ultimately resolved, you can feel the weight of Ireland’s legacy.

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