'A work of great lyrical beauty, a big-hearted story of a woman at the end of her long and difficult life.' --Amy Raphael, The Times
'Imbued with sorrow, joy, tenderness and also moments of great humour ... a luminously beautiful story that well deserves its place on the Booker longlist, and beyond.' --Leyla Sanai, Independent on Sunday
'It's a story that will deepen your understanding of yourself and others. The quietening, closing chapters are amongst the most moving and beautiful you will read this year - or any other.' --Niall MacMonagle, Irish Times
'A lyrical evocation of trauma and exile, bearing a seemingly endless series of potent images.' --Alex Clark, Guardian
'Stunningly poetic ... On Canaan's Side can be celebrated for the beauty, wisdom and pleasure it provides.'
--Adam O'Riordan, Sunday Telegraph
"A marvel of empathy and tact." --Joseph O'Neill, author of the PEN / Faulkner Award winning novel "Netherland"