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Burial Rites

A Novel

By Hannah Kent, 1985-

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?

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2013

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Format: Book
Author: Kent, Hannah, 1985-
Summary: 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. ... BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place -- provided by publisher.
Title: Burial rites : a novel / Hannah Kent.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Subject: Women murderers -- Fiction Iceland -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780316243919 (hardcover) 0316243914 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 12
Call Number: F Kent
Oclc: 827082645
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Bib Id: 445704

Format: Book
Author: Kent, Hannah, 1985-
Summary: 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. ... BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place -- provided by publisher.
Title: Burial rites : a novel / Hannah Kent.
Edition: First North American edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Description: 322 pages : illustrationst ; 25 cm
Subjects: Women murderers -- Fiction
Subjects: Iceland -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013014305
ISBN: 9780316243919 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0316243914 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 12
Call Number: F Kent