The Resource On Canaan's side, Sebastian Barry

On Canaan's side, Sebastian Barry

Label
On Canaan's side
Title
On Canaan's side
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Barry
Title variation
On Canaans side
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents the tragic story of Lilly Bere, who flees Ireland for the United States under threat of death from the IRA and survives heartache, a midlife pregnancy, and the challenges of the Great Depression and multiple wars
Summary
Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger. At once epic and intimate, Lilly's narrative unfurls 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, it is a novel of memory, war, family-ties and love, which once again displays Sebastian Barry's exquisite prose and gift for storytelling.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2012.
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10003966
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Barry, Sebastian
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Irish
  • Irish American women
Target audience
adult
Label
On Canaan's side, Sebastian Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn707969092
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780670022922
Lccn
2011013207
System control number
(OCoLC)707969092
Label
On Canaan's side, Sebastian Barry
Publication
Control code
ocn707969092
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780670022922
Lccn
2011013207
System control number
(OCoLC)707969092

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