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Publisher Description

*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence*

A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.

Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
September 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Cheergirl2515 ,

Exhale

I look and look, read summaries and descriptions of novels, hoping to find a book like this one. This one will stay with me for a very long time. Absolutely amazing!

Napabema ,

Haunting

Beautifully written story. I wanted it to end and I feared it's ending.

SisterInWisconsin ,

burial rites

I would like to say that this is an outstanding story about love and forgiveness. it will set beside another book called,"The Light Between Oceans" which both me and my husband read and loved! Thank you for sharing history with us!

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