On Canaan's Side

By: Sebastian Barry

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From the two-time Man Booker shortlisted 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 she 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.

Title: On Canaan's Side

Author Name: Sebastian Barry

Categories: Historical Fiction,

Publisher: Viking: 2001

ISBN Number: 0670022926

ISBN Number 13: 9780670022922

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 0109210