Author: Hannah Kent

Book Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Posted September 2, 2013 in Reviews / 25 Comments
Book Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

In 1828, Agnes Magnusdottir was executed for her role in the murders of two men. She was the last person to receive capital punishment in Iceland, and her character sparks controversy to this day. Was she “an inhumane witch, stirring up murder,” as some accounts claim, or was she simply a victim of circumstance? Burial Rites reimagines the months leading up to Agnes’ death. Because Iceland doesn’t have its own jails at the time, she is sent to live with […]