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Lit for Fun: "On Canaan's Side"

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 1/24/2013
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
 Join us for a lively discussion of Sebastian Barry's "On Canaan's Side." From the two-time Man Booker short-listed author comes a magnificent new novel that is the story of the twentieth century in America. Told in the first person, as a narrative of Lilly Bere's life over seventeen days, 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. Spanning nearly seven decades, from the Great Depression to World War II and 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.
Library: Freeland Library
Contact: Betsy Arand
Contact Number: 360-331-7323