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Boston Globe - November 11, 2007
"A disturbingly effective historical novel."
Historical Novels Review, Editors’ Choice – November 1, 2007
“Written in sleek, simple prose, Mailman captures the corruption of
fear in a small town to a tee.”
San Francisco Chronicle – September 28, 2007
"The Witch's Trinity is quietly wonBderful … beautifully written,
nary a word out of place, and with a few moments that throw you
beyond - the way good books do. It's a tasty morsel of a book, with
deeper undertones to bother you after [and] an unshakable emotional
-- Laurel Maury.
Booklist – August 2007
No one escapes suspicion when a famine afflicts a medieval German
village. Eager to identify a scapegoat, the starving residents of
Tierkindorf fall under the spell of an itinerant friar claiming to
be able to extract confessions from transgressors. When elderly Gude
Muller begins to experience blackouts and confusing visions, her
daughter-in-law Irmeltrude seizes the opportunity to rid herself of
the burden of her husband's mother. In an ironic twist, the
villagers turn not only on Gude but on Irmeltrude herself. In
searingly simple prose, Mailman probes the human psyche, peeling
back layers of the barest human instincts to expose the dangerous
frailties of the human soul.
Publishers Weekly - May 21, 2007
"Mailman creates an intense atmosphere of hunger, fear and