EXCERPT: "Burial Rites,” by Hannah Kent

  • Updated: September 21, 2013 - 2:00 PM

As a teenager, Hannah Kent traveled to Iceland, and that is where she heard the true story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who was publicly beheaded in 1830 for the murder of two men. Her novel, “Burial Rites,” is based on the life and death of Agnes.

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