On Canaan's Side

by Sebastian Barry

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Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year Award 2011.

 

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.

 

August 2011 Book of the Month.

Getting a copy of a new novel from award-winning Sebastian Barry in the office is always a treat and his latest is simply superb.  Spanning nearly seven decades, it is a devastating and beautiful novel of memory, war, family-ties and love, which once again displays Sebastian Barry's exquisite prose and gift for storytelling.

On Canaan's Side Synopsis

'As they used to say in Ireland, the devil only comes into good things.' Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger.

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Closing date: 07/09/2018

Barbara Erskine's fabulous new book The Ghost Tree is out on the 23rd August. In order to celebrate we are giving away a SIGNED copy of the new book to THREE lucky winners!! The competiton closes on the 7th Septmber 2018. The winner will be informed by the 17th September 2018. The past is about to become the present... The inspiration for The Ghost Tree lies in Barbara Erskine's own personal history - branching back to the days of Thomas Erskine, her great grandfather, five times removed. Once again, the Sunday Times bestselling author brings the past to life in vivid, spellbinding colour. 

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On Canaan's Side Press Reviews

‘It is a joy to live in Barry’s beautiful prose and the world of his tender and poignant characters.’ Joan Bakewell

 

'One of the most moving stories I'd stumbled across for many a year - full of passion without sentimentality and genuinely uplifting.  he writes like an angel.'  James Naughtie

 

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ISBN: 9780571226535
Publication date: 04/08/2011
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780571226535
Publication date: 4th August 2011
Author: Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Hardback
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,
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About Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His plays include The Steward of Christendom and The Pride of Parnell Street and his novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, Annie Dunne, A Long Long Way and The Secret Scripture. A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Dublin International Impac Prize, and was the Dublin: One City One Book for 2007. The Secret Scripture won the Costa Book of the Year award, the Irish Book Awards Best Novel, the Independent Booksellers Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker ...

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