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On Canaan's Side

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Sebastian Barry's ability to explore the inner workings of human thought and emotion are paired with his innate ability to capture these things on paper. His novels often read like memoirs: he is somehow able to create characters that are so real, you can feel their breath, see their face, and experience their despair. On Canaan's Side gives us the story of Lily Bere, who loses her grandson, and while immersed in a grief that she knows will kill her, she begins chronicling her life. Spanning seven decades and two continents, Lily tells her story of love, marriage, fear, tragedy, and the mysteries in life that are often unanswerable. Barry is an absolute master of combining exquisite prose with an intriguing story, and his books are an enlightening experience of beauty and insight.
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Lilly Bere, forced to flee Ireland with her fiance as a teenager under threat of death from the IRA, finds herself in America. Soon, her rich and tragic life takes her from Chicago, where her fiance is brutally murdered, to Cleveland, where she marries and finds happiness even as she survives the Great Depression and World War II. Joyfully pregnant at forty-three, Lilly moves to Washington, DC, after her husband mysteriously disappears, where she finds work as a cook for one of the most prominent families in the country. She follows the family to Bridgehampton, and there she raises her son, Ed, who at eighteen is called up to Vietnam and vanishes on his return to America. A close friend is dispatched to find him and returns from the Smoky Mountain wilderness not with Ed but with Ed's son, Bill, whom Lilly will raise and adore--until tragedy strikes.

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ISBN:
9781441793829
Author:
Barry, Sebastian
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English

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Sebastian Barry's ability to explore the inner workings of human thought and emotion are paired with his innate ability to capture these things on paper. His novels often read like memoirs: he is somehow able to create characters that are so real, you can feel their breath, see their face, and experience their despair. On Canaan's Side gives us the story of Lily Bere, who loses her grandson, and while immersed in a grief that she knows will kill her, she begins chronicling her life. Spanning seven decades and two continents, Lily tells her story of love, marriage, fear, tragedy, and the mysteries in life that are often unanswerable. Barry is an absolute master of combining exquisite prose with an intriguing story, and his books are an enlightening experience of beauty and insight.

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