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by Wanda McCaddon,Sebastian Barry

eBook On Canaan's Side (Playaway Adult Fiction) epub
  • ISBN: 1441793852
  • Author: Wanda McCaddon,Sebastian Barry
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Findaway World (September 8, 2011)
  • ePUB size: 1608 kb
  • FB2 size 1760 kb
  • Formats azw mobi lit mbr

Mystery & Detective. Thrillers & Crime. For Dermot and Bernie. Livin’ on Canaan’s side, Egypt behind Crossed over Jordan wide, gladness to find.

On Canaan's Side: A NovelPaperback. Barry has shown a dazzling facility with poetry, drama and fiction—his works form a mosaic-like whole, though each stands on its own. He never uses a fancy word when a simple one will do; his characters speak a plain vocabulary, but in cadences tempered and honed into poetry.

On Canaan's Side is a 2011 novel written by Irish playwright and novelist Sebastian Barry

On Canaan's Side is a 2011 novel written by Irish playwright and novelist Sebastian Barry. The novel is narrated by the 89-year-old Lily Bere, the sister of Annie Dunne (2002) and Willie Dunne from A Long Long Way (2005), and the daughter of the character Thomas Dunne from The Steward of Christendom (1995), as she looks back on her life, having lived through the Irish War of Independence and escaped to Chicago with her boyfriend Tadg Bere.

On Canaan's Side book. Sebastian Barry is a gifted Irish storyteller. My only reservation about this novel is that there's an almost affectless quality to much of the narration. The most joyful and the most heartbreaking moments are presented with a certain detachment that keeps the reader at a distance from the events.

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Earphones Award Winner. by Sebastian Barry Read by Wanda McCaddon I wanted to slow down to savor Wanda McCaddon’s exquisite reading of Sebastian Barry’s wonderful. by Sebastian Barry Read by Wanda McCaddon. I wanted to slow down to savor Wanda McCaddon’s exquisite reading of Sebastian Barry’s wonderful new novel, but I simply couldn’t stop. The story of Lillie Bere, an Irish girl forced to flee to America in 1918 to escape her homeland’s sectarian strife, is a revelation. It’s also long-listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

Written by Sebastian Barry, Audiobook narrated by Wanda McCaddon. On Canaan’s Side is written with vast sympathy and tenderness. Sebastian Barry’s handling of voice and cadence is masterly. His fictional universe is filled with life, quiet truth, and exquisite intimacy; it is also fully alert to the power and irony of history.

Authors: Barry, Sebastian.

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Читает Wanda McCaddon. Award-winning author Sebastian Barry's The Temporary Gentleman is the sixth book in his cycle of separate yet interconnected novels that brilliantly reimagine characters from Barry's own family. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. Слушайте книги через Интернет и в офлайн-режиме на устройствах Android, iOS, Chromecast, а также с помощью Google Ассистента.

As they used to say in Ireland, the devil only comes into good things. Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dublin, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger. At once epic and intimate, Lilly's narrative unfurls as she tries to make sense of the sorrows and troubles of her life and of the people whose lives she has touched.

Lilly Bere, forced to flee Ireland with her fianc as a teenager under threat of death from the IRA, finds herself in America. Soon, her rich and tragic life takes her from Chicago, where her fianc is brutally murdered, to Cleveland, where she marries and finds happiness even as she survives the Great Depression and World War II. Joyfully pregnant at forty-three, Lilly moves to Washington, DC, after her husband mysteriously disappears, where she finds work as a cook for one of the most prominent families in the country. She follows the family to Bridgehampton, and there she raises her son, Ed, who at eighteen is called up to Vietnam and vanishes on his return to America. A close friend is dispatched to find him and returns from the Smoky Mountain wilderness not with Ed but with Ed's son, Bill, whom Lilly will raise and adore-until tragedy strikes.
Comments: (7)
Lilly is 89 years old . She gradually begins to record her life in an old accounting book. She tells her story as an 89 year old would tell it--in bits and pieces, not alway in order. She examines each piece, sometimes with joy other times with sadness or anger. Her life has been filled with wonderful people and also with drama, love, fear and courage. She is an unforgettable literary person but so are other characters in this book. I can see, hear, and feel all of Lilly's people. I have already ordered, "The Long Long Way". I had to restrain from ordering all of Barry's books at once. I plan to read all but will do it one at a time. No point in being in a hurry when Kindle takes a few minutes to download. It is great to want to read everything written by an author. It has been a long time since I felt this way. I read all of John O'Hara, Wallace Stegner, Richard Russo, and several others. Eventually, I was disappointed by a book---O'Hara's last books, for example.
If a writer CAN write, tell a story and feels, and understands people the books will continue to please. I am expecting a lot from Sebastian Barry.
this is one of the most sensitively written books i have come across in a long time.
the life of lilly bere and her dramatic, terrifying and most defining relationship with tadg, which brings her to america....her marriage to joe and the birth of her son ed.
the wars which killed her brother willie, consumed the soul of her son ed and left a shell in its stead, which shocked a young bill her beloved grandson who sees oil fields being burnt in kuwait and people running to escape the war....are all described with a poignant intimacy because of her dear ones being invariably drawn to these circumstances.
lilly comes across as an uncomplaining person, surrounded by helpful and caring people while simultaneosly being abandoned and betrayed by the one's she loves.
she is able to cope with her tragedies because of the comfort of genuine and warm friends. they restore her faith in humanity.
its a very human story, written in the most poetic prose...not a word is jarring, not an emotion out of place, such gentleness in her pathos that lilly wins your heart before the end of the first page.
I read the reviews and with eager excitement I begun the book. Oh, no, I thought after the first few pages, not one of those long drawn out affairs with all that post modern writing with sentences a mile long. But, I thought, the reviews are so good, let me give it a few more pages. Well I did, and I am so happy I did. This book is a magnificent telling of a life. Yes it is written with words of magic...the images they project are so vivid you feel that you are there with Lilly, on her life's journey. Did I like this book...NO... I LOVED IT!
What more is there to say then please read this book, it deserves to be read and it deserves to become a success. My hat off to Sebastian Barry, he is an incredibly good writer and I wish him and the book success.
Read with an Irish accent, the voice of the main character comes alive and do her special qualities. As she writes from the vantage point of 87 years, we see that her life is shaped mostly by the men (husband, son, grandson and dear friends) she has loved, as well as two special women. Her relationships span much of 20th century American experience although they begin in and are always attached to Ireland. Others in her family have books devoted to them by author Sebastian Barry.
I've given copies as gifts and our book group had its most lively discussion about it - pro and con.
The intensity of the writing is the first thing noticed about this book. This is not a fast passed plot driven novel, but rather one that requires thought. It follows the life of Lily and is epic in nature, spanning 70 years. Lilly endures much pain and loss but the overall ambiance of the novel is not dark because of the author's ability to pull the reader into the life of Lilly and gain her perspective of events. It also gives voice to some deeper life issues especially those surrounding war. Forgiveness and the importance of truth are also explored.
Slow moving. Hard to get into, because of the way the author writes. Very sad, everyone dies. Good twist at the end of the book.
Sermak Light
No one yet has mentioned that the 89 year old woman narrating this story has a unique and even youthful voice, to which it takes time to acclimate.

As for the sadness, it's often just the other way around, a glowing gladness. I was in a wonderful mood when I hit the images beginning and after pp 113. This is what's written on the first part of p 119:

"We poised, three beating hearts, three souls with all their stories so far in the course of their ordinary lives, three mere pilgrims, brilliantly unknown, brilliantly anonymoous, above a Cleveland fun park, with the wonderful catastrophe of the sunlight on the river, the capricious engineering of the tracks, the sudden happiness of knowing Joe, his clever kindness to Cassie, his shoal of looks at me, I could see him, I could see him, glancing at my face, my body, wondering, wondering, his own eyes lit not only by the strange weather of that day, but something as strange within, Joe's gathered stare, like a photogragh of some old poetman, that you would see in a magazine, all balanced in for a perfect moment, the past somehow mollified, the journey so far somehow justified, Tadg's murder, my own faraway condition, fatherless and sisterless, all poised in the gentle under-singing of the wind, coming up through the filigree of the fun car, raised to heaven, almost to heaven...."

The language I hope to capture in the section is stream of consciouness but in each chapter, the language is unique. I came to love this book only at about this jucture and then all the way through. It is not a sad book only but as someone else said, Lilly's is a lyrical life, a lyrical tale.

Deep inside her story we are never far from the violence that was woven into American life.

Five stars for originality and greatness.
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