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Burial Rites: A Novel



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Author
Kent, Hannah
Descriptors
Abandonment
Atonement
Christianity
Criminals
Death and Dying
Death Penalty
Fables
Family Relationships
Farm Life
First Novels
Historical Fiction
Love, Power of
Murder
Location/Setting:
Iceland
Time Period:
19th Century
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Summary
Tells the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, a poor maid in 1820s rural Iceland, who is convicted of killing two men and is sentenced to the death penalty for her crimes. Before she is to face the axe, she is to move in with a farm family and atone for her sins. Based on a true story of the last woman to be executed in Iceland.
Critique
A stunning debut novel. Riveting. Kept me up reading all night to finish it. The descriptions of the scenery are breathtaking and the characters are amazing. One I won't ever forget. Recommended.
ISBN
9780316243919
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# of Pages
314
Published
2013
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Reviewer's Initials: MS CO SH


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