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The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
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Oct 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, book-club
Read from November 06 to 20, 2011

Historical novel about the Salem witch trials, written from the point of view of a girl whose mother (and most of her family) was accused. It was fascinating to see how the mass hysteria built up around suspected witchcraft. With essentially no evidence, so many were imprisoned and many hanged. I knew very little about this time period, and was actually surprised that there were not more people involved and that it all happened in a matter of a few months.

I loved the depth of the characters and the development of the relationships.

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