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The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

The Secret Scripture finds Roseanne McNulty nearing her 100th birthday and living in the mental hospital where she's been most of her adult life. She's secretly written her life's story surrounding her past in County Cligo, Ireland, and she shares it with Dr. Grene, who is preparing her for the hospital's closure. As Dr. Grene digs deeper into Roseanne's past, her worship of her father, and the reasons she was sent to the hospital, he discovers inconsistencies in her story. The local pastor in Cligo, Father Gaunt, has a different version of what really happened to Roseanne McNulty, but perhaps he has his own reasons for the differences. The Secret Scripture has received positive reviews with The Telegraph saying, "In Roseanne McNulty - sly, confused, defiant, passionate - Sebastian Barry has created one of the most memorable narrators in recent fiction."
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