The secret scripture: A Novel
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Varies, see individual formats and editions
A gorgeous new novel from the author of the Man Booker finalist A Long Long Way As a young woman, Roseanne McNulty was one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland. Now, as her hundredth year draws near, she is a patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital, and she decides to record the events of her life. As Roseanne revisits her past, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards in her bedroom, she learns that Roscommon Hospital will be closed in a few months and that her caregiver, Dr. Grene, has been asked to evaluate the patients and decide if they can return to society. Roseanne is of particular interest to Dr. Grene, and as he researches her case he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne’s life than what she recalls. As doctor and patient attempt to understand each other, they begin to uncover long-buried secrets about themselves. Set against an Ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an epic story of love, betrayal, and unavoidable tragedy, and a vivid reminder of the stranglehold that the Catholic Church had on individual lives for much of the twentieth century.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
|Grouped Work ID||a31eae14-d31d-aaee-5241-a0a3cc4e00db|
|Grouping Title||secret scripture|
|Grouping Author||barry sebastian|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-13 23:59:58PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-14 00:47:59AM|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|collection_catalog||Fiction, Large Print|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
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, will be available from Viking in January 2017.
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 Jessica...
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780670019403, 9781101202920, 9781410411303, 9781481584098|
|item_details||ils:CARL0000308595|35192037485533|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Barry|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000308595|35192037485541|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Barry|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000330197|35192038754358|Edmondson Pike - Adult Large Print|Fiction Barry Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, overdrive:0b7e6897-e7e5-4901-93cc-41be7ccf0223|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:70807882-016e-4538-9114-baa0979a8acb|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online|||||
|itype_catalog||, Book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Barry, Fiction Barry Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000308595|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|New York,|2008.|300 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000330197|Large Print|Books||English|Thorndike Press,|2008.|481 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:0b7e6897-e7e5-4901-93cc-41be7ccf0223|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2008|, overdrive:70807882-016e-4538-9114-baa0979a8acb|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|||
|subject_facet||Large type books, Sligo (Ireland : County) -- Fiction|
|title_display||The secret scripture : a novel|
|title_full||The Secret Scripture A Novel, The secret scripture : a novel / Sebastian Barry, The secret scripture [text (large print)] / Sebastian Barry|
|title_short||The secret scripture :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Large type books, Literature|