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The Hangman’s Daughter

By Oliver Pötzsch

The Hangman’s Daughter

Started reading:
26th September 2011
Finished reading:
19th October 2011

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Rating: Unrated

I downloaded this book for the kindle app after reading a review for it in the Costco magazine. It is an interesting book based in 1600s Germany though much could have been the same as the 1600s of America. It tells the tale of a hangman and his family and how the hangman while considered ‘unfit for church’ is the one who goes after the truth when forced to tourcher an innocent midwife is accused of witchcraft.

Loved this line…

When he dipped into the mysteries of nature, he was sure that there must be a God. Who else could create such lovely works of art? Man’s inventions could only ape those of his Creator. On the other hand, it was the same God who ensured that people died like flies, carried off by plague and war. It was difficult in such times to believe in God, but Jakob Kuisl discovered Him in the beauties of nature.