Tag: Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent’s — The Good People *****

Hannah Kent’s — The Good People *****

In an Irish village in the 1800s, Nora loses her daughter, then her husband before she hires Mary to help take care of her grandson. Because her grandson neither speaks nor walks at age four, she pleads with the priest for help, but he turns his back on her. The women of the village blame the boy for their troubles, so Nora seeks help from Nance who has the “knowledge.” Continue reading “Hannah Kent’s — The Good People *****”

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Hannah Kent’s — Burial Rites *****

Hannah Kent’s — Burial Rites *****

 

Charged with murder, Agnes is housed with a family on a remote Icelandic farm to await her death sentence. The farmer’s wife is horrified to be forced to share her simple dwelling with a murderer, but over time, she sees another side to Agnes. Continue reading “Hannah Kent’s — Burial Rites *****”