On Canaan's Side

On Canaan's Side Cover

On Canaan's Side

By Sebastian Barry

Faber & Faber, Hardcover, 9780571226535

Publication Date: August 1, 2011

Told in the first person, "On Canaan's Side" is at once epic and intimate. Spanning nearly seven decades, from the Great Depression through World War II to 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 astonishing.