The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture

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Edition: For use by disabled patrons only
Branch Call Number: BAR
Characteristics: 1 MP3 compact disc (ca. 10 hrs.)
Additional Contributors: McCaddon, Wanda


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AL_ANNAL Mar 06, 2018

A serious novel, beautifully written and conceived, this story looks deeply into the personal and political, which in Ireland, perhaps cannot be separated.

Great narration. "When she needed an accent from Sligo, a small northwestern pocket of Ireland, for Sebastian Barry's new novel, THE SECRET SCRIPTURE , she found help in an audio archive of international English dialects. It yielded 90 seconds of a Sligo voice, which, she says, "I played every half hour or so as I was recording to remind me of the right sound."" -

"...Barry’s homage to the holiness of life, in which experience and narrative are inseparable." - The New York Times Sunday Book Review.

Books that share this quality (a life unlived, yet...) - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

hb1966 Jul 17, 2013

Lyrically written, Barry captures the Irish troubles and its effect on the innocent. Though the story travels through time, it is seemlessly told.

mayfairlady Jun 27, 2012

narration was very good
story was a bit tedious in middle but picked up at the end

Aug 25, 2011

I listened to this on audio and was enchanted. A good story.

Sep 07, 2010

Marvellous book; beautiful story

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