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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane


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ISBN13: 9781401341336
ISBN10: 1401341330
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Big Tony, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by Big Tony)
History meets fiction in a very original treatment of the Witch legends: The spell book as Recipe Book.

Great characters, entertaining story, great descriptions of place and historical periods.

Well worth the read!
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LAShort, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by LAShort)
This was a most fascinating book written in a style that I felt very comfortable with and telling a story that was familiar to me. The author obviously has great talent and the story will make it clear that we need to Pay Attention..... all the time! Life is mostly coincidences.
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Howe, Katherine
Howe, K
Historical - General
Occult & Supernatural
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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Connie moves into her grandmother's house to ready it for sale.  She stumbles upon an ancient key with a tiny piece of paper rolled up inside that which reads: "Deliverance Dane."  The search for the meaning of this phrase leads Connie to witches, hangings, a bit of romance, a little supernatural phenomenon, and an elusive spell book.  Katherine Howe is an art historian and her own ancestors include Elizabeth Howe and Elizabeth Proctor, both of whom were tried in the Salem witch trials. Howe uses her own family stories here in this suspenseful read.

"Synopsis" by , Written by an author completing a Ph.D. in New England Studies, and whose ancestors had been accused witches in Salem, "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane" travels seamlessly between the trials in the 1690s and a modern woman's story of mystery and discovery.
"Synopsis" by , Connie Goodwin should be spending her summer doing research for her Ph.D. dissertation in American History. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie's grandmother's abandoned home near Salem, she's compelled to help. It's not long before the time she's set aside for research is instead spent sorting through her grandmother's ancient possessions, discovering a woman she barely knew. One day, while exploring the dusty bookshelves in the study, Connie discovers a key hidden within an old bible. And within the key is a brittle slip of paper with two words written on it: Deliverance Dane. Along with a handsome steeplejack named Sam, Connie begins to dig into the town's records, looking for references to Deliverance Dane. But even as the pieces begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of the witch trials so long ago, and she begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem's dark past than she could have ever imagined. Written by an author completing a Ph.D. in New England Studies, and whose ancestors were accused witches in Salem, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane travels seamlessly between the trials in the 1690s and a modern woman's story of mystery and discovery.
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