Thu, 01/05/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Host Jim Schumock speaks with writer Sebastian Barry about his novel "On Canaan's Side
Host Jim Schumock speaks with writer Sebastian Barry about his novel "On Canaan's Side.
Told in the first person, as a narrative of Lilly Bere's life over seventeen days, "On Canaan's Side" opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. Lilly revisits her past, going back to the moment she was forced to flee Ireland, at the end of the First World War, and continues her tale in America, a world filled with both hope and danger. At once epic and intimate,
Spanning nearly seven decades, from the Great Depression to World War II and the Vietnam War, "On Canaan's Side" 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.