Foster by Claire Keegan


It is a hot summer in Rural Ireland. A small girl is taken by her father and sent to live with strangers on a farm in Wexford. She does not know when/if 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 in this house where affection grows and there are meant to be no secrets- a secret is revealed and suddenly, she realises how fragile her idyll is.

This book is beautifully written; sad , melancholy and moving. It is a story of longing to belong. It is short, only 87 pages, but it still won the Davy Byrnes award and I would gladly have read more.


[Editor’s Note: Another contributor reviewed this on the blog before here]


You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.

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