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On Canaan's Side



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Author
Barry, Sebastian
Descriptors
Family History
Immigrants
Irish Americans
Loss
Memories
Reminiscence
Senior Citizens
Location/Setting:
New York
Time Period:
20th Century
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Summary
After the death of her grandson, 89-year-old Lilly Bere begins to tell her fascinating life story. From fleeing Ireland after World War I under threat of death from the IRA, she writes of her life as wife, mother, and cook and of the love she has felt and the terrible losses she has faced.
Critique
Beautifully written, compassionate, and moving, Barry's novel captures an immigrant woman's life experiences. This is part of Barry's collection of novels about an Irish family as told by each of the members. Highly recommended.
ISBN
978067002292
  iBistro
# of Pages
256
Published
2011
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Reviewer's Initials: DO


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