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In the Iceland of the 19th Century, people eat lichen soup and sleep on pillows made of seaweed. Agnes, with her sharp mind and beautiful face, has found life as a servant particularly unpalatable. Now she is awaiting her death sentence for murder. (Rachael's fave)
A young woman in 1829 Iceland is sentenced to death for murder, but the execution can't happen until spring, and there is no prison, so she is housed in the home of a farmer and his family. In the close quarters of an Icelandic farm, the family and the purported murderess begin to know each other... Read More »
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 T... Read More »
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