On Canaan's Side (Hardcover)

By Sebastian Barry

Thorndike Press, 9781410443465, 351pp.

Publication Date: December 16, 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. 272 pp. 50,000 print.