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 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.
Soon to be a film starring Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave.
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Review: The Secret Scripture (McNulty Family)User Review - Richard Duerden - Goodreads
Mmm....kind of brilliant but a little frustrating. An amazing story spreading over a century of Irish history and like all well written 'stories' it tells history better than a textbook. I found it a ... Read full review
Review: The Secret Scripture (McNulty Family)User Review - Steve Lindahl - Goodreads
The Secret Scripture was a book club selection for the Constant Reader group on Goodreads. It was the first time I've followed their lead in choosing a novel and I will certainly look to their list ... Read full review