Today’s Audible Daily Deal is a fitting pick for St. Patrick’s Day. The Secret Scripture (4/5 stars, priced at $3.95 today only) is set in Ireland and touches on many of the social and religious issues at the heart of Irish identity. From Amazon:
Roseanne McNulty, once one of the most beautiful and beguiling girls in County Sligo, Ireland, is now an elderly patient at Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital. As her 100th year draws near, she decides to record the events of her life, hiding the manuscript beneath the floorboards.
Meanwhile, the hospital is preparing to close and is evaluating its patients to determine whether they can return to society. Dr. Grene, Roseanne’s caretaker, takes a special interest in her case. In his research, 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.
One Amazon reviewer says:
“Before she died, my 98 year old grandmother, sinking into the bog of dementia, said to me: Everyone sees this ancient skin, wrinkled, my fingers bent and swollen, my hair falling to nothing, but I am a girl inside this skin. I feel exactly the same in my mind and my heart as I did at twenty…I never forgot it, and now that my time is coming and my own skin thinning, I understand exactly what she meant…This novel about the enduring power of the human spirit in the face of unrelenting tragedy and betrayal, struck me to the heart. I found it incredibly moving and was riveted to the page.”
The Secret Scripture: get it today, while it’s the Audible Daily Deal. And remember: you don’t have to be an Audible member to buy or use Audible audiobooks.