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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 realises 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.

©2021 Claire Keegan (P)2021 Faber Audio

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  • Patrick Fitzpatrick
  • 07-10-22

Excellent introduction to Claire Keegan’s work

Wonderful short story and wonderfully read. You can feel the strong emotions build up. Recommend as an introduction to Claire Keegan’s work.

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  • JESSICA DROMGOOLE
  • 05-13-22

Beautiful simple story about goodness and love

Short book which I wanted to inhabit forever. I was introduced to Claire Keegan by Small Things Like These and I’m working my way through her beautiful back catalogue.

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  • 03-26-22

Absolutely beautiful,a small gem

This short and tender story is beautifully written and narrated,this is the second I've listened to and I can't wait to hear more of her work.

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  • 01-04-22

very short but very sweet

an evocative story beautifully told. loved the reader as well. she really brought it alive