Burial Rites

Registered by jacaranda-merry of Brisbane, Queensland Australia on 7/26/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by jacaranda-merry from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Saturday, July 26, 2014
In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnusdottir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men.
Agnes is sent to wait out the time leading to her execution on the farm of District Officer, his wife and their two daughters. As the summer months fall away to winter and the hardships of rural life force the household to work side by side, Agnes's ill-fated tail of longing and betrayal begins to emerge. And as the days to her execution draw closer the question burns: did she or didn't she?
Based on a true story, Burial Rites is a deeply moving novel about personal freedom: who we are seen to be versus who we believe ourselves to be, and the ways in which we will risk everything for love. In beautiful, cut-glass prose, Hannah Kent portrays Iceland's formidable landscape, where every day is a battle for survival, and asks, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others.

I found this book to be amazing. Beautifully written and able to bring you to the bleak and harsh world of rural Iceland in the first half of the 19C. Wonderful characterisation. Really recommended.

Released 6 yrs ago (7/27/2014 UTC) at O'Malley's Irish Pub, Queen Street Mall in Brisbane, Queensland Australia


At Brisbane BC meetup or later in the general vicinity

Journal Entry 3 by kidwrangler at Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Sunday, July 27, 2014
Picked up today at the BC Bris meet. Lovely Guinness Pie and great conversation... and books! :)

I took this as everyone else had read it and said it was really good. Going onto Mt TBR. Thanks for sharing :)

Journal Entry 4 by kidwrangler at Let Minnow Cafe in Clayfield, Queensland Australia on Saturday, February 27, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (2/28/2021 UTC) at Let Minnow Cafe in Clayfield, Queensland Australia


An interesting perspective based on a true story. The depictions of the landscape and people who existed there were beautifully written. Thank you for sharing!

Taking along to BC Bris meet up - if not taken will be left at the cafe or nearby vicinity.

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