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On Canaan's Side - Sebastian Barry
On Canaan's Side
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3.79 70
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780571226535 (0571226531)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Dunne Family
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Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
3.0 On Canaan’s Side ★★★☆☆
I had a lot I wanted to say about this book, as I had just finished it, but then I got into a long, work-related conversation with a colleague, and now I find my brain mostly empty of thoughts where this book is concerned. That, perhaps, is a good indicator of how deeply affected I was by it. Mostly...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
5.0 On The Wrong Side Of History
Like Sebastian Barry's other novels, On Canaan's Side examines the way individuals are crushed beneath the wheels of larger events and yet somehow manage to maintain a kind of dignity.Lily's father is the superintendent of police in Dublin at the time of the Irish War of Independence, which puts him...
madbkwm
madbkwm rated it
So I'm having trouble here with the rating. This is a 3 star book in the most un-obvious way; that is that there are parts of this novel that I would rate as 5 star and others that I would give a 1 star. And so, everything must average out.First, for my complaints. I felt like Barry was just tryi...
Breid
Breid rated it
4.0 On Canaan's Side
This is the most exquisitely written book, beautiful prose, wonderfully evocative, I would give it 10 stars if I could. I have taken my time reading this, savouring each and every paragraph. I have really enjoyed his plays, but this is the first novel by Sebastian Barry that I have read, and I am lo...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
4.0
On the first day after her grandson Billy dies, Lilly Bere, eighty-nine years old, starts writing down the story of her life before she intends to put an end to it.Over the next seventeen days she writes in her accounts book a story that starts in Ireland before World War I and ends in America durin...
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