Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Heretic's Daughter

Have you read The Heretic's Daughter a debut novel by Kathleen Kent?
A book Publisher's Weekly gave a starred review to, calling it " an original first novel...fresh, bracing and unconventional."

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

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