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February Book Club: Burial Rites
February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, February 10th
Silver Diner Clarendon
(Orange/Silver – Clarendon)
All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join the UVA Club of Washington DC for our February Book Club! For this month, we’ll dive into “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?” -Amazon Review
For more information on this event, please contact either Jess Roberts (CLAS ’14) or Simay Okyay (CLAS ’14) at firstname.lastname@example.org