The Heretic's Daughter

A Novel

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Publisher Description

A courageous woman fights to survive the darkest days of the Salem Witch Trials in this "heart-wrenching story of family love and sacrifice" (USA Today).  

Salem, 1752. Sarah Carrier Chapman, weak with infirmity, writes a letter to her granddaughter that reveals the secret she has closely guarded for six decades: how she survived the Salem Witch Trials when her mother did not.

Sarah's story begins more than a year before the trials, when she and her family arrive in a New England community already gripped by superstition and fear. As they witness neighbor pitted against neighbor, friend against friend, the hysteria escalates -- until more than two hundred men, women, and children have been swept into prison. Among them is Sarah's mother, Martha Carrier. In an attempt to protect her children, Martha asks Sarah to commit an act of heresy -- a lie that will most surely condemn Martha even as it will save her daughter.

This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
September 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Untended ,

The heretic's daughter

Great read. Highly recommend. History that shows best and the worst of human behavior.

tersoc ,

The heretics daughter

It was ok. Wish there would have had a better ending

Gargle Blaster ,

Pride

Besides being a riveting story, the book captures both the positive and negative aspects of pride. While at first characters seem cold, the story unfolds to show pervasive love. The author captures a complicated and wonderful mother-daughter dynamic.

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