On Canaan's Side
|Publisher||Faber and Faber|
|July 24, 2011|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
|Pages||272 pp (Hardback)|
|Preceded by||The Secret Scripture|
The novel is narrated by the 89-year old Lily Bere, the sister of the character Willy Dunne from A Long Long Way and the daughter of the character Thomas Dunne from The Steward of Christendom, as she looks back on her life, having lived through the Irish War of Independence and escaped to Chicago with her boyfriend Tadg Bere.
Awards and honors
- Burke-Kennedy, Eoin (July 7, 2011). "Barry included on Booker longlist". The Irish Times.
- "Walter Scott historical fiction shortlist announced". BBC News. April 4, 2012. Retrieved Apr 12, 2012.
- Alison Flood (June 16, 2012). "Sebastian Barry wins Walter Scott prize". London: The Guardian. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
- Review in The Guardian