The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry: What it's about: A 100-year-old mental patient, Roseanne McNulty investigates her past and unearths some troubling memories. Who's starring: Jessica Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave will play the younger and older versions of Roseanne, respectively.
This novel has vivid characters and a carefully structured mechanic of two first-person accounts together with a connection between the two, that builds like a mystery novel. Read my review of Novel "The Secret Scripture" by Sebastian Barry here.
Roseanne, a 100 yr old patient @ a mental hospital in County Sligo, Ireland, learns the hospital is closing in a few mos & her doctor needs to evaluate her & decide if she can return to society. In their sessions they talk about her life, but Dr. Grene discovers a doc. written by a local priest telling a very different story than she remembers, a string of long-buried secrets... This is a story of love, tragedy & a reminder of the power the Catholic Church held for much of the 20th-C.