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The Heretics Daughter
by Kathleen Kent
From The Jacket: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 ultimated eath, as told by the daughter who survived.
It quickly becomes obvious that Kathleen Kent did her homework on this book, it's an incredible work of historical fiction. Her style is simple but effective as she draws you in emotionally, exposing you to the delusions of that disturbing time in our history. It takes place during the Salem Witch trials and she does a great job of bringing the tragic events to life. The book and the characters stay with you even after you finish reading it.
by-Lyn 2009/05/13, 07:38 AM
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