The Turnip Princess & Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth (Maria Tatar, translator)

Title:  The Turnip Princess & Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales Author:  Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth Translator: Maria Tatar Publisher:  Penguin Classics, New York (2015) ISBN:  978 0 14 310742 2 There was once a farmer, and he had two sons… One day a prince lost his way in the woods… A farmer had three sons… Three young men, a tailor, a miller, and a soldier, … Continue reading The Turnip Princess & Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver Von Schönwerth (Maria Tatar, translator)

The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch (translated from the original German by Lee Chadeayne)

A few months ago a friend asked for a book recommendation.  Something light and easy to take on vacation.  I told her to try Oliver Pötzsch’s The Hangman’s Daughter.  She sent me a text when she finished telling me it was perfect.  Without that exchange I don’t know if I’d have picked up The Dark Monk, the second book in the Hangman’s Daughter series.  I’m … Continue reading The Dark Monk by Oliver Pötzsch (translated from the original German by Lee Chadeayne)

The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch, translated by Lee Chadeayne

Looking for a historical thriller?  Some fast-paced beach reading? A page turner that you can’t put down? Oliver Pötzsch’s novel The Hangsman’s Daughter is all of those things. The year is 1659 A.D.  Children in the Bavarian town of Schongau, specifically the orphans and bastards, are disappearing.  The bodies of those that are found each have a small tattoo on the shoulder – a known … Continue reading The Hangman’s Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch, translated by Lee Chadeayne