Burial Rites

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In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magn煤sd贸ttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of her lover.

Agnes is sent to wait out her final months on the farm of district officer J贸n J贸nsson, his wife and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderer in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. Only T贸ti, the young assistant priest appointed Agnes鈥檚 spiritual guardian, is compelled to try to understand her. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes鈥檚 story begins to emerge and with it the family鈥檚 terrible realization that all is not as they had assumed.

Based on actual events,聽Burial Rites聽is an astonishing and moving novel about the truths we claim to know and the ways in which we interpret what we鈥檙e told. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland鈥檚 formidable landscape, in which every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

Burial Rites聽is perfect for fans of聽Alias Grace聽by Margaret Atwood and聽The Lifeboat聽by Charlotte Rogan.

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