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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane



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Author
Howe, Katherine
Descriptors
College Life
Colonial America
Family History
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
Historical Suspense
Magic
Magic Healing
Witchcraft
Witches
Young Women
Location/Setting:
Massachusetts
Time Period:
17th Century
1990s
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Summary
In 1991 Connie Goodwin, a graduate student at Harvard, is working on her dissertation in American Colonial history. When her eccentric mother, Grace, asks her to clean out their ancestral home in Marblehead, Mass., Connie discovers references to a book of spells owned by one Deliverance Dane, a family relation who quite possibly was the only practicing witch tried during the Salem Witch trials.
Critique
This charming book is compulsively readable. A perfectly thrilling combination of suspense, historical fiction, magic, and a tinge of romance. Alternating chapters tell of Connie's modern day life and the problems her research brings her, and Deliverance's life and woes in Salem during the 17th century. Highly recommend.
ISBN
9781401340902
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# of Pages
384
Published
2009
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Reviewer's Initials: CO BRM DZ EJ


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