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The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
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Jan 10, 12

it was amazing
Read from December 26, 2011 to January 10, 2012

I can tell this is going to be a difficult book to read. "Why do [people] have to be so ugly to each other?"

I did really like this book. It's about the Salem witch trials. Sarah's mother is the first woman hanged as a "witch" in Andover. She refused to give a false confession to save herself because she insisted on telling truth! It's also a story also about a daughter who has a very difficult time relating to/bonding with her mother to calling herself "her mother's daughter". It's a beautiful, painful read. When I think of the lives that were destroyed because of the accusations of disgruntled neighbors, angry relatives, and complete strangers, it makes me physically ill. Our capacity as humans to hurt and destroy each other because of fear is startling.

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Amanda I loved this book!

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