My Book Beginnings is from BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent. I am thoroughly enjoying this book. It is based on a true incident. The writing is amazing and detailed. The book is difficult to put down. This is the author's first book.
A few sentences from the Prologue:
"They said I must die. They said that I stole the breath from men, and now they must steal mine. I imagine, then that we are all candle flames, greasy-bright, fluttering in the darkness and the howl of the wind, and in the stillness of....in a gray wreath of smoke."
I hope you get to read this book.