Books by Sebastian Barry
NPR stories about Sebastian Barry
Jeffrey Eugenides traces a love triangle, while Sebastian Barry examines a woman's well-lived life. In nonfiction, Jodi Kantor explores the Obamas' marriage, David Margolick revisits Arkansas school integration, and Simon Garfield romps through the history of type.
Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from independent booksellers Lucia Silva, Rona Brinlee and Daniel Goldin. This winter, their top picks range in subject from toasters to typeface, odd bookmarks to old Volkswagens, department stores to pasta design.
A 100-year-old woman wracks her mind in a hunt for memories in Sebastian Barry's novel. Memory and history often conflict in this mesmerizing saga, as seemingly small decisions have large consequences, and different versions of the same facts collide on the page.