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Foster
Foster | Claire Keegan
19 posts | 15 read | 21 to read
A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she finds a warmth and affection she has not known before and slowly begins to blossom in their care. And then a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realizes how fragile her idyll is. Winner of the Davy Byrnes Memorial Prize, Foster is now published in a revised and expanded version. Beautiful, sad and eerie, it is a story of astonishing emotional depth, showcasing Claire Keegan's great accomplishment and talent.
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Addison_Reads
Foster | Claire Keegan
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#NetGalley

Claire Keegan may write books with few pages but I promise you that the content, and the power behind her words are far more expansive.

This is a beautiful story about love, about loss, and about being kind to those around you. Keegan's writing reminds me that there is still good in humans. 💚

BarbaraBB I‘ve been meaning to read this one too since reading the tagged one. Thanks for the thumbs up! 2mo
jlhammar I loved this so much. Keegan is amazing. One of my favorites this year. 2mo
Addison_Reads @BarbaraBB I read Small Things and loved it too. I hope you enjoy this one. @jlhammar I agree, Keegan is amazing. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll be reading more of Keegan because I loved Small Things Like These. 2mo
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Onioons
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Looking forward to June's #bookspinbingo and starting with the re-read of this absolute classic. Hoping to see the film, An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl), over the weekend. It's a hard book to measure up to, but the trailer looks like they might have managed it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOLJqEJI_-o) @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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shawnmooney
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Cathythoughts 👌🏻 5mo
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shawnmooney
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Bklover True. I remember telling my kids to just keep going, and eventually you will forget you are reading and discover the magic. 5mo
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jlhammar
Foster | Claire Keegan
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
1. Do you play word games?
Not really. I‘d usually rather be reading. Crossword puzzles now and again.
2. Spring is the best time for…
Cleaning! While listening to an audiobook, of course. I love when I can finally open windows again, do a proper clean and freshen things up. Pictured is from my favorite Mary Poppins scene when they are tidying up the nursery.
3. Best book of March?
Foster by Claire Keegan

Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 🧹🦜 6mo
LiseWorks Now I want to sing 😆 6mo
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jlhammar
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Perfect, beautiful story. As with Walk the Blue Fields and Small Things Like These, I am in total awe of Keegan‘s writing. Look forward to reading her debut collection, Antarctica.

Adventures-of-a-French-Reader I really enjoyed this book, some parts are quite moving... 7mo
jlhammar @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Yes, so moving. I definitely teared-up. 7mo
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jlhammar
Foster | Claire Keegan
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New bookmarks. Features an author spotlight on Claire Keegan! I loved Small Things Like These and Walk the Blue Fields: Stories. Hope to try the tagged next.

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DrexEdit
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“It‘s essentially about trusting in the reader‘s intelligence rather than labouring a point. To work on the level of suggestion is what I aim for in all my writing.”--Claire Keegan
At 88 pages this is barely a novella, more like a long short story. The language is spare & I got the feeling that not a word was wasted & not a word was used that didn't need to be there. Beautifully written & a heartwarming story about family and belonging. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Beautifully written story about a little girl sent to live at relatives.
It's a moving read, very engaging.
If you're looking for a short read to escape, just pick this book!

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eram10
Foster | Claire Keegan
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“Eventualities. A good woman can look far down the line and smell what is coming before a man even gets a sniff of it.”

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SanjanaGhosh
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Novellas are so underrated !

BekaReid They are. One of my best reads so far this year was a novella. 2y
SanjanaGhosh @BekaReid I'll try that out then :D 2y
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Simona
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Starting point for today‘a #StayHome24in48 readathon is 4 hours, breakfast in bad and novella by new to me author. Happy reading❣️

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Simona
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Today‘s lesson is - how to pose with the book... #KeepLitsyPositive

batsy Lol... Very fetching! 😆❤️ 3y
Soubhiville 🤣 great photo! 3y
Crazeedi Lol! Perfect!🥰 3y
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BarbaraBB He/she learns fast! 3y
Simona @BarbaraBB She, Fiona😘 3y
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RebelReader
Foster | Claire Keegan
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This was my book group's December pick. It is a tiny short novella, but it is wonderful! The prose is sparse and every sentence is meaningful. It's about a young girl who goes to spend the summer with a foster couple. This one will stay with me for awhile and I will need to read it again. This book is just another reason I love my book groups because they introduce me to stories I may not have found on my own!

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GatheringBooks
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Happening Now: Between Brexit and the Deep Blue Sea - Being Irish in a Divided Europe. Ireland is the #SWF2017 (Singapore Writers Festival) Country of Focus.

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scripturient
Foster | Claire Keegan
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This novella gave me all the feels. ❤️ It is sad, and heart-warming at the same time and I can see why the author is so popular in her home country. I‘m really glad I came across this book thanks to one of my students who is half-Irish and wants to write her BA thesis on Irish identity in Keegan‘s works. ☘️💕

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Onioons
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Remarkable short book. Sparse, heartfelt and reminiscent of Sara Baume and Donal Ryan. A new favourite... "We come home and take soup, dipping our bread, breaking it, slurping a little, now that we know each other".

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