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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

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Rather than writing her Ph.D. dissertation, Connie Goodwin is stuck dealing with the sale of her grandmother’s abandoned home near Salem, Massachusetts. Incredible discoveries are found in the years of cobwebs and grime that lead to family connections with the Salem witch trials. Although the story takes some time to heat up, the flames are fanned as the mystery of Deliverance Dane is revealed and finally combusts in a startling ending. I loved it and was pleased to read the author’s notes about what was based on fact and where she embellished the truth. Also interesting; the author herself is a descendent of accused witches Elizabeth Howe and Elizabeth Proctor. Check catalog for availability.

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