The Secret Scripture was shortlisted for the Booker Prize last year, and I have been waiting for a chance to read it ever since. I was not disappointed! Barry has written a book that reads like poetry. His tragic heroine, 100 year old Roseanne McNulty, is an unforgettable character, and her selflessness when recounting her story will break your heart. This book also offers a window into Ireland's history and doesn't gloss over the dark details. Save an afternoon or an evening for this one.