Episode 124 — Karen Engelmann

   

Karen Engelmann is the guest.  Her debut novel, The Stockholm Octavo, is now available from Ecco.

Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, says

Neatly mixing revolutionary politics with the erotic tension and cutthroat rivalry of the female conspirators…Engelmann has crafted a magnificent, suspenseful story set against the vibrant society of Sweden’s zenith, with a cast of colorful characters balanced at a crux of history.

And Library Journal, in a starred review, calls it

Fantastic . . . This rollicking adventure story reads at times like a fairy tale, with Good Guys and Bad Guys and obstacles to be recognized and overcome. It’s all quite fun. As either historical novel or adventure story, this clever first novel should appeal to a broad range of readers.

Monologue topics:  mail, Sam Pink, Disneyland, Thanksgiving, exhaustion, The TNB Book Club.