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The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
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Jul 04, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: audio-books, contemporary-fiction, irish-literature, read-2014
Recommended to Laura by: Sherry
Read from June 24 to July 04, 2014

From BBC Radio 4 - Book at Bedtime:
Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future at the soon to be closed Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. Her only solace is her psychiatrist Dr Grene, with whom she has an intense and increasingly complicated relationship.
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06/23/2014 marked as: currently-reading
06/26/2014 "1/10. Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future at the soon to be closed Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. Her only solace is her psychiatrist Dr Grene, with whom she has an intense and increasingly complicated relationship."
06/26/2014 "2/10. Roseanne has been a patient in Roscommon Mental Hospital for many years. Dr Grene has begun investigating whether any of his patients were originally incarcerated for social, rather than medical, reasons."
06/29/2014 "3/10. Roseanne, an elderly patient in a mental hospital, is writing her life story. Her psychiatrist is astounded at what she recounts."
06/29/2014 "4/10. Roseanne, a long-time patient in a mental hospital, is writing her traumatic yet colourful life story. Dr Grene, the senior psychiatrist at the hospital, is keeping his own record."
07/01/2014 "5/10. Dr Grene has found a document claiming that Roseanne's father was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary and was killed by the IRA."
07/02/2014 "6/10 Despite mourning his late wife, Dr Grene tries to learn more about his patient, Roseanne."
07/02/2014 "7/10 Roseanne McNulty remembers when she secretly met another man behind her husband's back."
07/03/2014 "8/10 Roseanne remembers how her husband, Tom, left her after she was discovered with John."
07/03/2014 "Father Gaunt's deposition refers to a baby born long after Roseanne's marriage was over."
07/04/2014 "10/10 Dr Grene must head to England to uncover the truth about Roseanne McNulty's child"
07/04/2014 marked as: read

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