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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
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Pamela | 535 comments Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie's grandmother's abandoned home near Salem, she can't refuse. As she is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the family house, Connie discovers an ancient key within a seventeenth-century Bible. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane. This discovery launches Connie on a quest--to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power: a physick book, its pages a secret repository for lost knowledge.

I read this in 2019 for week 52: A book with a weird or intriguing title. It qualifies! It was a fun read although the more I think about it, the less I like it. So I'm going to stop thinking.


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