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Book Review of The Secret Scripture

The Secret Scripture
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Helpful Score: 11

An extraordinarily well-written novel about a ninety year-old Irish woman. The narrative traces her ninety years of life while at the same time allowing the reader to know about the life of her psychiatrist, Dr. Grene. The sophisticated mystery of her life is narrated through her writing about her past as she is unable to verbalize it to Dr. Grene. Youth, old age, lost, found, great beauty, great torment, and a late and bittersweet denouement. Part tragedy, part mystery, and ultimately the full history of a beautiful woman who survives. A page turner.

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