Sebastian Barry “On Canaan’s Side”

September 27th, 2011

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Nearing her death, 89-year-old Lilly Dunne is trying to make sense of her life, her loves, and her adopted country, in Sebastian Barry‘s fifth novel “On Canaan’s Side.”

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As she tells it, Lilly fled to America from her native Ireland at the end of the first world war, and over the nearly seven decades that followed, she watched as the events of the twentieth century took the men she loved — brother, husband, son, and finally and heartbreakingly, her grandson.

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