Books by Sebastian Barry and Complete Book Reviews

Sebastian Barry. Viking, $24.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-670-02292-2
Lilly Bere is an 89-year-old retired cook living in the Hamptons in Long Island in Irish writer Barry's latest novel (after The Secret Scripture). Lilly is mourning her grandson, a veteran of the first Gulf War, who has just committed suicide. But...
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Sebastian Barry, Author . Viking $24.95 (300p) ISBN 978-0-670-01940-3
The latest from Barry (whose A Long Way was shortlisted for the 2005 Booker) pits two contradictory narratives against each other in an attempt to solve the mystery of a 100-year-old mental patient. That patient, Roseanne McNulty, decides to...
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Sebastian Barry, Author Carcanet Press, $18.5 (390p) ISBN 978-0-85635-704-6
Barry's first full-length work (he has previously published short stories) weaves six threads in time and space to create a mystical and poetic tapestry. In each chapter, six incarnations of what may be the same, eternal Irishman recall their...
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Sebastian Barry. Viking, $26.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-67-002587-9
The latest novel from Barry (The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty) is a lyrical but ironic period story. Jack McNulty (Eneas’s younger brother), of Sligo, Ireland, first appears during WWII, as a soldier in Britain’s army, en route to Africa and...
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Sebastian Barry, Author Viking Books $23.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-670-87828-4
Known in England as a playwright (The Steward of Christendom), novelist and poet, Barry brings all the attendant skills to this stunning novel, with its evergreen theme of the parallels between a personal life and the political life of a country--in
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Sebastian Barry. Viking, $26 (320p) ISBN 978-0-525-42736-0
Barry’s (The Secret Scripture) latest novel features Irish orphan boy Thomas McNulty, who departs Sligo during the potato famine to make his way to America. On the Missouri frontier, Thomas and best buddy John Cole work in a saloon dressing up as...
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Sebastian Barry, Author . Viking $24.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-670-03112-2
Irish playwright and novelist Barry's gift for image and metaphor (The Whereabouts of Aneas McNulty) are equaled here by his eye for descriptive detail. This moving story is narrated by the eponymous Annie Dunne, who, in her 60s, has come to...
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Sebastian Barry, Author . Viking $24.95 (292p) ISBN 978-0-670-03380-5
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori —that's the line from Horace (later famously quoted by war poet Wilfred Owen) that Irish poet, playwright and novelist Barry seeks to debunk in this grimly lyrical WWI novel. After four years of brutal...
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Sebastian Barry, Author, Wanda McCaddon, Read by , read by Wanda McCaddon. Blackstone Audio $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4332-6150-3
Playwright Barry's touching novel turned plenty of heads upon its release, as an elderly mental patient documents her life and times in County Sligo, Ireland, while her doctor uncovers a remarkably different story of her existence. Wanda...
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Sebastian Barry. Viking, $27 (272p) ISBN 978-0-7352-2310-3
Barry’s mournful sequel to Days Without End focuses on Winona Cole as she navigates the dangers of Reconstruction-era Tennessee and carries the memory of her dead Lakota family. Surrounded by ex-rebels too disgruntled by the Union victory and...
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