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The Resource The secret scripture : a novel, Sebastian Barry

The secret scripture : a novel, Sebastian Barry

Label
The secret scripture : a novel
Title
The secret scripture
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Barry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When she was 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 of her bedroom, she learns that Roscommon Hospital will be closed in a few months and that her caregiver, Dr. Greene, has been asked to evaluate the patients to decide if they can return to society. Roseanne is of particular interest to Dr. Greene, and as he researchers her case he discovers a document written by a local priest that tells a very different story of Roseanne's life from 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 strangle-hold that the Catholic Church had on individual lives throughout much of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her hundredth year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards. Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating its patients to determine whether they can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne's caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, 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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2008.
  • Costa Book of the Year Award, 2008.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
262413
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Sebastian
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Sligo (Ireland : County)
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret scripture : a novel, Sebastian Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000043177204
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
300 p.
Isbn
9780670019403
Label
The secret scripture : a novel, Sebastian Barry
Publication
Control code
000043177204
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
300 p.
Isbn
9780670019403

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