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Foster by Claire Keegan

Foster is a very simple story, told in simple wiring, but the feelings it evokes in one are anything but. I read the story two times in a row to comprehend the meaning, and I could get something new out of a third time read. 146 more words

Reading

Another Stylish CK Story

Full title: Foster

Creator / Author: Claire Keegan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 89p

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: Faber and Faber Limited / Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA United Kingdom. 211 more words

West Wicklow Studies

Welcome to History Month

As we are almost half way through with the month of March, I find it high time that I get going with this month’s genre. I have been battling some depression the last couple of weeks which leads me to want to do nothing. 384 more words

Writing

Claire Keegan--"Foster" (New Yorker, February 15, 2010)

SOUNDTRACK: SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION Tiny Desk Concert #244  (October 8, 2012).

I first heard Spirit Family Reunion when NPR covered their show at Newport Folk Festival in 2012 (a few months before they played the Tiny Desk).  823 more words

Short Story

Foster - Claire Keegan

This short story, recently published as a standalone work, is about as perfect a prose snapshot as it is possible to get. I hope people aren’t put off by the title and the grim cover – despite the appearance of similarity with ‘misery porn’ the Ireland in this story is one blessedly free of rain drenched institutional child abuse. 194 more words

Books

A Prizewinning Debut Collection

Full title: Antarctica

Creator / Author: Claire Keegan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 209p

When Published: 1999

Publisher / Place of Publication: Faber and Faber Limited / 3 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AU United Kingdom. 191 more words

West Wicklow Studies

The Book Trail: The Short Story Edition

Another set of wonderful books now, starting with a collection which I very much enjoyed.  All of the tomes collected in this post are filled with intriguing short stories, all of which are high on my TBR list. 1,242 more words