ON CANAAN?S SIDE 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.
On Sale: September 8, 2011
Featuring: Lilly Bere
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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.
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
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
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