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The Secret Scripture

(2007)
(The second book in the McNulty Family series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best Novel
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A gorgeous new novel from the author of the Man Booker finalist A Long Long Way

As 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 in her bedroom, she learns that Roscommon Hospital will be closed in a few months and that her caregiver, Dr. Grene, has been asked to evaluate the patients and decide if they can return to society. Roseanne is of particular interest to Dr. Grene, and as he researches her case 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.

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 stranglehold that the Catholic Church had on individual lives for much of the twentieth century.

Genre: Historical    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

December 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Scripture (Thorndike Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4104-1130-3 / 978-1-4104-1130-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-7531-8178-9 / 978-0-7531-8178-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-670-01940-2 / 978-0-670-01940-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-21528-9 / 978-0-571-21528-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-24465-3 / 978-0-571-24465-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-33389-3 / 978-0-571-33389-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-32395-2 / 978-0-571-32395-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-23961-7 / 978-0-571-23961-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Scripture (Secrets and Lies Ed)
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-27560-5 / 978-0-571-27560-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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January 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-25357-1 / 978-0-571-25357-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-7531-8179-7 / 978-0-7531-8179-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-14-311569-3 / 978-0-14-311569-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-21529-7 / 978-0-571-21529-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0-571-21530-0 / 978-0-571-21530-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

November 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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November 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Secret Scripture [Library Binding]
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4332-6147-2 / 978-1-4332-6147-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4332-6150-2 / 978-1-4332-6150-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Scripture [Library Binding]
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4332-6148-0 / 978-1-4332-6148-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-4332-6151-0 / 978-1-4332-6151-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-84648-479-0 / 978-1-84648-479-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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October 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 1-84648-497-9 / 978-1-84648-497-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Scripture
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Scripture: A Novel
Author(s): Sebastian Barry
Publisher: Penguin Books
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