The Secret Scripture: A Novel
An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist. Sebastian Barry's latest novel, Days Without End, is now available.
Sebastian Barry's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In The Secret Scripture, Barry revisits County Sligo, Ireland, the setting for his previous three books, to tell the unforgettable story of Roseanne McNulty. Once one of the most beguiling women in Sligo, she is now a resident of Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital and nearing her hundredth year. Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an engrossing tale of one woman's life, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic church had on individuals throughout much of the twentieth century. The Secret Scripture is soon to be a film starring Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mzhenya - LibraryThing
A wonderful account of human life. It takes place in Ireland recounting a time during Civil War and beyond (it is not a war book), and what its religious upheaval did to the lives of so many. The ... Read full review
Review: The Secret ScriptureUser Review - Camilla ~ ♥Qhuay At Last♥ ~ - Goodreads
This is such a strange story. But at the same time I'm left with a sense of ease and.. well, of comfort after finishing it. And that may sound strange when I now start to tell you what it's about ... Read full review