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The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
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Jun 21, 10

bookshelves: ebooks, literature, read-in-2010
Read from May 12 to June 19, 2010

The first time I started this book, I couldn't quite get into it. I am so glad I gave it another try because I absolutely loved it. I think the secret is to read it in large chunks (or one go if you have the time).

The story is based around 2 memoirs: an old lady, who is a patient in a psychiatric hospital in Ireland is secretly writing her life story and at the same time her psychiatrist becomes interested in her and her reasons for being in the hospital. These are linked by small sections of the patient's current life. It's really quite a sad story, but not overly sentimental.

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Reading Progress

05/12/2010 page 31
05/30/2010 page 92
29.49% "I've done something I very rarely do and put this book aside to read another one - I couldn't get into it, but feel it is because I've been so tired lately."
06/14/2010 page 126
40.0% "Enjoying this one now that I've picked it up again - shows the difference a couple of weeks can make to reading preferences."

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