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Secret Scripture

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Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry, book reviewSebastian Barry’s story about the 100 year old Roseanne McNulty is both fascinating and engrossing. Although this is one in a series of books about these characters, it stands alone very well and is an excellent introduction to Barry’s writing.

Roscommon Mental Hospital is set to be torn down and the director, Dr. Grene has to figure out what to do with his patients, including Roseanne McNulty. Should he move her to the new facility, or should he find someplace for her on the outside where she can restart her life? The problem with the first option is that she doesn’t seem at all crazy.


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