On Canaan's Side: A Novel
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a mesmerizing new novel from the award-winning author of The Secret Scripture. Sebastian Barry's latest novel, Days Without End, is now available.
A first-person narrative of Lilly Bere’s life, On Canaan’s Side opens as the eighty-five-year-old Irish émigré mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. Lilly, the daughter of a Dublin policeman, revisits her eventful past, going back to the moment she was forced to flee Ireland at the end of the First World War. She continues her tale in America, where—far from her family—she first tastes the sweetness of love and the bitterness of betrayal.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jack2410 - LibraryThing
An autobiography written by a nearly 90 year old lady. We are reading it as she is writing it and reliving her life. She immigrated to America in her teens from Ireland with her husband to be. It was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing
I think this is Barry's best book. Beautifully written and a real page-turner to boot. My only criticism is that sometimes I got so caught up in the gorgeous prose that I forgot to pay attention to what was happening. Read full review
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