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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On Canaan´s Side is a story about the significance of a seemingly insignificant life, of selfless kindness and reckless selfishness, of how wars, any wars, wreck lives, both of people fighting and ... Read full review
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Brilliant and brilliantly read by Grania ?? Narrated by a simple warm-hearted woman who loses men to almost all the wars of the 20th century,from WW1 to Iraq including the Irish troubles on the way ... Read full review
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