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Burial rites : a novel / Hannah Kent.

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  • ISBN: 0316243914
  • ISBN: 9780316243919
  • Physical Description: 322 p. : map.
  • Edition: 1st North American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2013.

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Summary, etc.:
"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 Tv=ti, 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?"--Amazon.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
LSC 29.00
Subject: Women murderers > Fiction.
Farms > Fiction.
Farm life > Fiction.
Priests > Fiction.
Iceland > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stamford FIC Kent 38080101737144 Adult Available -

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