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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Agnus Magnusdottir is sent to a remote farm in Iceland in 1829 to live with the family there while she awaits execution.  She has been found guilty of the murder of two men along with her two accomplices who are being housed elsewhere.  During her stay with the farming family she requests a young priest to help her with spiritual matters but what he, and the women of the family she is living with, help her with is her story.  Helping her tell her side of the story of what happened that fateful day.

Based on true events – Agnus was the last person executed in Iceland – this is a glimpse into a remote land, their prejudices and their legal system.  Agnus is a very intelligent, plain, middle-aged woman while her female accomplice is a young, pretty and simple.  Can you guess which one is saved from the axe? 

This book will be September’s IndieNext pick, so place your holds now!
By | 2017-05-03T20:39:17+00:00 August 9th, 2013|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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