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During a famine, a friar arrives in a remote German village and claims to restore the town to prosperity. She promises to find the woman who has brought God’s anger upon the town.
What makes this book stand out?
It is a haunting tale of paranoia and fanaticism.
Read it for
Mailman’s accurate representation of things that happened at the time is remarkably compelling.
Don't read it for
The book is a little slow in the beginning but catches pace eventually.