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Book Recommendation :: Historical Fiction

Burial Rites, Burial Rites, Burial Rites. (Published by @littlebrown !) I cannot recommend this book highly enough and it makes me sad that more people I talk to haven’t read it. It’s the beautiful, moving, meticulously researched story of the last woman executed in Iceland, in the 1820s. It’s chilly in all the right ways and warm where it counts (around the heart area?). It taught me things about Icelandic history and literature and also about compassion and being a human. Read it!