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The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe

June 2009
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Featuring: Connie Goodwin
384 pages
ISBN: 1401340903
EAN: 9781401340902
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Women's Fiction Historical

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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Good Morning America - June 10, 2009

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Interview with Katherine Howe The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane June 17, 2009


4 comments posted.

Re: The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane

Great interview! Thank yoy
(JoAnn White 4:30pm June 18, 2009)

I can't help but wonder what they will look back on our times, and see as unbelievable as the witch trials seem to us.
Caroline Kolb 8:26pm June 30, 2009)

Wow...this book sounds so good!
Patsy Hagen 10:00pm July 2, 2009)

Sounds great!
LaRonda Atchison 6:34pm July 4, 2009)

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