Burial Rites

by Hannah Kent

Paperback, 322 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $15 | purchase

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Burial Rites
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In 1829 Iceland, Agnes, who has been 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. 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.

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2 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List