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Publisher Description

An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist. Now a major motion picture starring Rooney Mara. 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 poignant story of the cruelties of civil war and corrupted power. The Secret Scripture is now a film starring Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, and Vanessa Redgrave.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
June 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

PearlCFr ,

The Secret Scripture

This is the best book I've read in a long while. Daily, hourly, I was drawn to the intriguing story. Both the barren setting of Sligo, Ireland and the multi- dimensional characters are haunting. The denouement is so frustrating that one would wish to strangle the author.

Li Palmer ,

The Secret Scripture

Superbly written with Sebastian Barry capturing the essence of Sligo and its surrounds as well as its people.

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