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Salem Witch Trials

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nona
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Salem Witch Trials

Post by nona » Sun August 23rd, 2009, 1:00 pm

I'm trying to find some Salem Witch Trial books, any suggestions? I don't mind if their fiction or non-fiction.

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Post by robinbird79 » Sun August 23rd, 2009, 2:28 pm

Only thing I can think of off the top of my head is Arthur Miller's play The Crucible but I don't know if that's going to be helpful for you or not.
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Post by princess garnet » Sun August 23rd, 2009, 6:52 pm

I've also read Arthur Miller's play and seen the movie (starring Daniel Day Lewis) which he wrote the screenplay
Tituba of Salem Village, a novel for younger readers.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun August 23rd, 2009, 7:00 pm

Just finished one for my book group -- The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner. It isn't exactly HF; the plot is of a modern coed who is deeply affected by a job transcribing the diary of a young woman who was hanged in Salem, but the modern plot does help balance the darkness of the past.

The book was excellent.

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Post by Divia » Sun August 23rd, 2009, 7:12 pm

I enjoyed the Heretics daughter which is on that list in wiki, but the problem was the girl was 10 and a little bit too sophisticated my opinion.
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Post by drspoon » Tue August 25th, 2009, 6:38 pm

"The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane" is fiction/fantasy/thriller with flashbacks to the Salem witch trials and some basic historical information about what went on.
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Re: Salem Witch Trials

Post by Bostonduchess » Tue February 14th, 2017, 2:34 pm

The Physick Book of Deliverence Dane is a great read that really delves into the history of that era. It takes place both in the present and in the 17th century. I highly recommend it if you're into the witch trials as it provides a very different perspective on what actually happened.

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Re: Salem Witch Trials

Post by annis » Sat March 11th, 2017, 12:26 am

I thought "Susannah Morrow" by Megan Chance was pretty good, though it's some years since I read it. Another example of the confusing US/UK double title thingy - I read it under the English title "The Fatal Key".

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