Reading recommendations (Potzsch, Miller, Jászberény, Shafak, Franzen and Quinn)

The Beggar King (by Oliver Potzsch) -Schongau executioner Jakob Kuisl travels to the free imperial city of Regensburg to visit a sick sister. A horrible sight occurs in her sister’s house. He finds his murdered sister and her wife. According to the will found, Jakob Kuisl is the only heir. So Jacob is arrested on a murder charge. Jakob is aware of what is in store for him, because he has interrogated the accused many times: torture awaits him and finally execution.
Meanwhile, his daughter Magdalena and medic Simon Fronwieser in Schongau are under pressure to end their indecent love affair. After a popular trial that almost cost Simon his life, the two decide to flee to Regensburg, where they learn that Jakob Kuisl has been detained in a cell for death row inmates. Magdalena and Simon are feverishly trying to find the killer. In doing so, they uncover a conspiracy that could jeopardize the future of the empire. An impressive story of love, betrayal and revenge that authentically captures the sounds, scenes and smells of seventeenth-century Germany.

The Beggar King

Know My Name (by Chanel Miller) – is an interesting book of memoirs by Chanel Miller that should be read once. The excellently rated autobiography writes in a unique way about the experience of sexual abuse and the events that followed in later life. The book and the case have gained the attention of the world public.
“A view” (by Elif Shafak) is a novel written in the first stages of the author’s work.

The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul (by Sándor Jászberény) – is a 12-story novel in which a Hungarian war correspondent follows the events of the Arab Spring, the political turmoil in Egypt, Israel and Iran, while fighting his own demons. Jászberényi is called the enfant terrible of Hungarian literature, and critics compare him to Hemingway. The same publisher also announces Robert Seethaler’s novel “The Last Paragraph,” which accompanies famed composer Gustav Mahler on a boat trip from New York to Europe.
The Crossroads (by Jonathan Franzen) is the first part of the “Key to All Mythologies” trilogy that spans three generations and follows the cultural turmoil to this day. Located in a historical moment of moral crisis and dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century, the novel “Crossroads” serves as a basis for extensive research into human mythologies. The novel describes the Hildebrandt family who have been navigating the political, intellectual and social currents for the past fifty years.
“The Huntress” (by Kate Quinn) – after the success of the novel “Alice’s Web”, Kate Quinn presents “The Huntress”, a thriller that vividly reveals how people face misfortune and sacrifice while chasing justice and punishment. This is an intriguing historical novel about women who break the social norms and prejudices of their time
A British journalist, a Russian war pilot and an American teenager go in search of the Nazi criminal Lorelei Vogt, known as Huntress, who changed her identity and is hiding somewhere in America. Brave and fearless Nina Borisovna Markova, born somewhere in the Siberian expanses, on the ice-bound shores of Lake Baikal, has dreamed of flying since her earliest childhood. When a wave of war sweeps over her homeland, Nina leaves everything to join the famous Night Witches, a female bombing regiment that conquered the Führer’s forces on the Eastern Battlefield. In one night action, the enemy crashes her plane, and Nina falls into the hands of the infamous The Huntress.
Ian Graham as a war correspondent witnessed many horrific scenes: from the dead children at a Naples school and the landing on Omaha beach to the Nuremberg Trials. After the end of the war, Ian leaves journalism and devotes himself to hunting the Nazis, but one of them constantly eludes him: the Hunter.
Growing up in post-war Boston with her widowed father, 17-year-old Jordan McBride wants to become a photographer. When her father introduces her new fiancée, the cordial German widow Anneliese, after many years of solitary life, Jordan is delighted. But over time, her mysterious stepmother intrigues her more and more. Armed only with a camera and instincts, Jordan begins to dig through Annelise’s past and reveals deeply hidden secrets…
Kate Quinn was born in 1981 in Long Beach, California. She earned a master’s degree in classical art from Boston University. He studies history all his life. She has written eight historical novels: a quadrology about the Roman Empire (Mistress of Rome, Daughters of Rome, Mistress of Rome and Our Lady of the Eternal City) and two novels set in the early Renaissance and the famous Borgia family. She has also shown her lavish writing talent in her latest novels, Alice’s Net and The Huntress, in which she thematizes exciting events from recent history. All of her works are bestsellers in the New York Times and have been translated into many world languages.

The Beggar King

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