The physick book of Deliverance Dane: a novel
A spellbinding, beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history-the Salem witch trials.
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.
As the pieces of Deliverance's harrowing story begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials, and she begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem's dark past then she could have ever imagined.
Written with astonishing conviction and grace, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane travels seamlessly between the witch trials of the 1690s and a modern woman's story of mystery, intrigue, and revelation.
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|Grouping Title||physick book of deliverance dane|
|Grouping Author||howe katherine|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-17 09:28:51AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-17 09:29:57AM|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||While readying her grandmother's abandoned home for sale, Connie Goodwin discovers an ancient key in a seventeenth-century Bible with a scrap of parchment bearing the name Deliverance Dane. In her quest to discover who this woman was and seeking a rare artifact--a physick book--Connie begins to feel haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials and fears that she may be more tied to Salem's past than she could have imagined.|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|series||Connie Goodwin novels|
|series_with_volume||Connie Goodwin novels|1|
Marblehead (Mass.) -- Fiction
Salem (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction
Trials (Witchcraft) -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction
Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Fiction
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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane A Novel
The physick book of Deliverance Dane : a novel / by Katherine Howe
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