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The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
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Apr 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: audio, historical-fiction, lit-and-fiction, received-through-paperbackswap
Read from May 16 to 19, 2010

This is a very interesting narrative about the Salem witch trials told from the point of view of a young girl, Sarah Carrier, who arrives in Andover with her family during an increasingly tense time. She sees her mother hauled off to jail on charges of witchcraft and the young Sarah is given an impossible choice. As many of the villagers succumb to the mass hysterical accusations, Sarah and her brothers are caught in the net and thrown into jail as well. The author, herself a descendant of Martha Carrier, Sarah's mother, obviously did her research thoroughly and this shines through in this book.

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