“Burial Rites” author Hannah Kent talks about her novel

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Burial Rites by Hannah KentMILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Hannah Kent's novel "Burial Rites" is one of this fall's top sellers. The author joined the Studio A team on Thursday, September 26th to talk about the novel and her readers' reaction to it.

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.

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