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Subject: Salem Witch Trials
Date Posted: 1/29/2009 9:52 AM ET
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I was hopping someone could recomend some good books about the Salem Witch Trials. 

Thank you

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 1:24 PM ET
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I've read The Heretic's Daughter.  I didn't care for it, but lots of others liked it and it's gotten decent reviews.  My favorite it The Witch of Blackbird Pond.  It's actually YA, but I remember loving it, although I was probably only about 13 or 14 when I read it.  I hope you get some good suggestions.

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 7:28 PM ET
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Here's a list I've been keeping:


Date Posted: 1/30/2009 5:38 PM ET
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Here's another -

Susannah Morrow: A Novel of Salem by Megan Chance

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 12:59 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/31/2009 2:43 PM ET
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How about The Crucible by Arthur Miller?

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 9:31 AM ET
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It's an underwritten period of history, at least in terms of fiction. Would be nice if some authors could drop the Tudors for a bit and branch out...