Here we are again participating in yet another glorious Wishlist Wednesday. This blog hop was originally started by Dani from Pen to Paper and like I’ve said countless times, today’s the day that bloggers share one book they want to have on their shelf.
I swear that not all my posts will become Wednesday posts, I’ve just haven’t had too much time for actual reviews. That should change very soon though. I plan on writing one tonight and publishing it tomorrow.
Now that that’s cleared up, this weeks Wishlist Wednesday choice is Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.
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?
I’ve seen this book floating around the literary atmosphere and it was recently nominated for Best Historical Fiction: Opening Round in Goodreads Choice 2013. I believe this is the authors debut novel and I am very much looking forward to reading it. I’ve just recently noticed that a few of my bookish friends have already delved into this story. Lucky them, hopefully I won’t be too far behind.
What are you wishing for this Wednesday? Share it below.
- Wishlist Wednesday #11 (booksaz.wordpress.com)
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