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The Secret Scripture

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Nearing her one hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best ... Show synopsis

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lostqueenutah

Stunning novel

by lostqueenutah on Dec 9, 2010

In Ireland100-year old woman secretly writes the story of her life focusing on the "troubles" of the 1930s, the misunderstandings, deception and betrayal. One reviewer called it a "twisted fairy tale," and this examination of slippery memory involves roses and thorns and instead of a wicked fairy a deceptive priest, a unconscious quest and instead of sleep confinement in an asylum.

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fishken

Stunning

by fishken on Dec 3, 2009

An ingeniously-woven story of perception versus reality, caring versus callousness, and a startling ending that is wonderful. Masterfully written, as usual, by Sebastian Barry.

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