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Subject: The Salem Witch Trials
Date Posted: 6/21/2010 9:29 PM ET
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Can anyone recommend a book based on The Salem Witch Trials?

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 12:46 AM ET
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I liked The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent.

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 6:46 AM ET
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I enjoyed that aspect of The Physick Book of Deliverence Dane. 

Date Posted: 6/22/2010 8:08 AM ET
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Below are two. I've read and enjoyed the first one, "Susannah Morrow: by Megan Chance.


This one I have not read. It's an old one, but may be worth checking out.


Date Posted: 6/22/2010 8:40 AM ET
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I haven't read very much fiction set in this period at all, but the following book was recommended by a fan of the period on a Shelfari historical fiction group: Caligraphy of the Witch by Alicia Garpar de Alba.    It seems to be a very different approach than much Salem witch trial fiction - from a Latin American perspective.    

The Shelfari reader (BookwormErin, in case anyone knows her) wrote that, "This book is one of the best Salem Witch Trial books I have read, and I've read a lot. It is very graphic at times but also very realistic (imo). This is a must read for those who want to understand more about this awful period in our history."

Last Edited on: 6/22/10 8:41 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/22/2010 8:57 AM ET
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Lynne, I just bought this one from BCO. I'd never heard of it before seeing it there, but it sounded too good to pass up. I'm glad to see someone else loved it. I can't wait to read it!

If anyone else is interested, BCO has the HC for just $2.99. ;-)

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Date Posted: 6/22/2010 8:41 PM ET
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The Crucible is very good, Arhur MIller I believe. It is a play though.


Date Posted: 6/25/2010 2:24 PM ET
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The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner.  Modern day protagonists transcribe a diary of one of the accused women.  Wonderful book!

Date Posted: 6/25/2010 6:13 PM ET
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There's a new one coming out next spring (it's about halfway down on this post):




Date Posted: 6/26/2010 10:20 PM ET
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Thanks all!