Dam Page Turner's Book Club

Join us at Lyn-Marie's coffee on Main as we discuss Burial Rites by Hanna Kent. Copies of this month's selection are available at the library desk. New members are always welcome.

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?

-Good Reads

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Repeats every month on October on the third Tuesday until Tue Oct 24 2017.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm