By Ashley Crownover
Turner Publishing, $39.95
ISBN 13: 978-1-59652-
A Woman’s Take on Beowulf in Turner’s New Fiction Release
Turner Publishing announces the release of inaugural Iroquois Press title, Wealtheow: Her Telling of Beowulf by Ashley Crownover. In Crownover’s debut novel, the classic tale of Beowulf takes an elegant turn as told from the prospective of Wealtheow, Queen of the Danes.
As a young bride, Wealtheow becomes a “Peaceweaver”
After suffering winters of hardship, the hero Beowulf arrives with promises of relief, and Wealtheow uses the knowledge of her people to show him the way. From fifteen-year-
“For the vast majority of written history, men’s point of view has been considered the norm. But women have participated in a very full way in every human experience throughout history,” Crownover says. “Bringing that perspective to light—even in this imagined context—is a way of enriching people’s understanding of our shared experience.”
Wealtheow: Her Telling of Beowulf is the first of several titles slated to release this year under Turner’s new imprint, Iroquois Press,. Turner Publishing is an award-winning, independent publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee. Turner produces a range of fine books in fiction and nonfiction categories, including its acclaimed Historic Photos series. Imprints include Turner, Trade Paper Press, and Iroquois Press.
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Turner Publishing is an independent, award-winning publisher based in Nashville, Tennessee. Turner produces a range of fine books in fiction and nonfiction categories, including its acclaimed Historic Photos series. Imprints include Turner, Trade Paper Press, and Iroquois Press.