On Canaan's side: A Novel
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.
|Grouped Work ID||46f3bdb5-cdca-7111-2931-04772d020826|
|Grouping Title||on canaan s side|
|Grouping Author||barry sebastian|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-09 23:00:24PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-09 23:47:23PM|
|author2-role||Blackstone Audio, Inc., Findaway World, LLC., McCaddon, Wanda., Playaway Digital Audio.|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Large Print|
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.
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780670022922, 9781101544259, 9781410443465, 9781441793850, 9781481571647|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, Large Print Book, Playaway|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Barry, Fiction Barry Large Type, PLAYAWAY Fiction Barry|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000375355|Book|Books||English|Viking,|c2011.|256 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000378824|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|, p2011.|1 sound media player (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000384440|Large Print|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|2011.|351 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:61d17cf8-771f-4f4a-abd1-7cad101e30dc|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2011|, overdrive:bd187597-bb8e-4a46-b108-cf8bd498a46b|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2011||
|series||Thorndike Press large print core|
|series_with_volume||Thorndike Press large print core||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Domestic fiction, American, Irish -- United States -- Fiction, Irish American women -- Fiction, Large type books, Psychological fiction, American, Psychological fiction, Irish|
|title_display||On Canaan's side|
|title_full||On Canaan's Side A Novel, On Canaan's side / Sebastian Barry, On Canaan's side [sound recording] / Sebastian Barry, On canaan's side [text (large print)] / by Sebastian Barry|
|title_short||On Canaan's side|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Domestic fiction, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Irish, Irish American women, Large type books, Literature, Psychological fiction, American, Psychological fiction, Irish|