Burial Rites is a wonderful literary debut novel by Hannah Kent. As a teenage exchange student in Iceland, Kent was intrigued by the tale of the last woman to be executed in Iceland in the early 19th century. Over the following years, Kent extensively researched the incident and wrote a fictionalized but mesmerizing account of what could have happened. "They said I must die. They said that I stole the breath from men, and now they must steal mine." Kent sets a mysterious tone with these words o......more
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I don’t like to exercise. There, I said it. And I have every excuse in the world to avoid it, with time and money topping that list. Gyms can be expensive, I’m a working mom, running is a terrible invention…the list goes on. But then Cecil County Public Library issued a fitness challenge to its employees that literally changed my attitude and my life. I was given a one-month chart with simple instructions: GET MOVING. It didn’t matter how or what, as long as I reached a goal of 50...
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