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Hannah Duston's Sister

4.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hannah Duston hacks off the scalps of Indian women and children and is a heroine of colonial Massachusetts. Her sister Elizabeth gives birth to illegitimate twins she says were stillborn, yet she is hanged as a murderess. This story of kidnaping, lust, infanticide, and murder sounds like a true crime novel. The difference is, it happened four hundred years ago. We American ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 28th 2005 by iUniverse
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Jun 26, 2013 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
Anyone who knows me knows I love historically themed novels , especially stories about 17th century New England. This book did not disappoint me. A brief warning-the subject matter is not for the faint hearted, it is the story of Hannah Duston, wife of Thomas and mother of eleven who is captured by a band of Algonquian Indians in Haverhill, MA shortly after birthing her 12th baby. It is also the story of her sister Elizabeth Emerson who was hanged for the supposed infanticide of her twins. The l ...more
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Apr 22, 2016 Nancy Curran rated it it was amazing
A marvelous book, written not only by a descendant of Michael Emerson, but read by this descendant of Michael Emerson!
Nancy Curran, Newport, RI
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