On Canaan's Side

Ebook edition released 08/09/2011

by Sebastian Barry

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LoveReading Expert Review of On Canaan's Side

April 2012 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.

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

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.

Sarah Broadhurst

On Canaan's Side Synopsis

From the two-time Man Booker short-listed author of The Secret Scripture comes a magnificent new novel that is the story of the twentieth century in America. Told in the first person, as a narrative of Lilly Bere's life over seventeen days, On Canaan's Side opens as Lilly mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. Lilly revisits her past, going back to the moment she was forced to flee Ireland at the end of the First World War, and continues her tale in America, a world filled with both hope and danger. At once epic and intimate, Lilly's story unfolds as she tries to make sense of the sorrows and troubles of her life and of the people whose lives she has touched. Spanning nearly seven decades, from the Great Depression to World War II and the Vietnam War, it is the heartbreaking story of a woman whose capability to love is enormous and whose compassion, even for those who have wronged her, is astonishing.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781481571654
Publication date: 8th September 2011
Author: Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Blackstone Audio
Format: Ebook
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Publication date: 05/04/2012
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