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Osher Events : SIG Mystery Book Club
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Our next read is Burial Rites by Hannah Kent...a true story of the 1900s.
We will meet next on Tuesday, July 22nd 10:30 - 11:30 am in Room 160, Loyola Hall.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Goodreads Author)
A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.
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 Tóti, 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?
Contact Susan Haag at email@example.com for more information.
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