A crime lost to time. A secret buried deep. One book
unlocks an unimaginable truth.
Salem, Massachusetts, 1681.
Fear and suspicion lead a small town to unspeakable acts.
Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1991. A young woman is about to discover
that she is tied to Salem in ways she never imagined. "A
sensational debut novel . . . carries on every page Howe''s unique
passion, wit, intelligence, and spirit."
--Matthew Pearl, bestselling author ofThe Dante
andThe Poe Shadow
"A terrific debut novel . . . a
captivating thriller of the hidden powers of women throughout the
"Literary alchemy . . . powerful enough to
deliver a charming summer read."
--Christian Science Monitor
"Howe pairs a scholarly search
for a missing book with the thrill of spine-tingling
--Dallas Morning News
"If you need some magic in your life
. . . lose yourself inThe Physick Book of Deliverance
"A devilishly delightful read."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"Compulsively readable . . . The novel is a page-turner, but the
characters, not the plot, dominate." --Denver Post"A witch
story that will leave you spellbound . . . Once in a while, a new
writer offers up a hypnotic tale of the supernatural that has the
publishing world quivering with excitement. In 2005 it was
Elizabeth Kostova''s The Historian; in 2006 it was Diane
Setterfield''s The Thirteenth Tale. This summer, The Physick Book
--USA Today"I thought I had found another Alice Hoffman as
I began Katherine Howe''s debut novel . . . It has definite Hoffman
vibes, but with a little Da Vinci Code, Stephen King, and academic
discourse thrown in to create a charming and different mix . . .
Howe is masterful."
--Portland Oregonian"This isn''t the same old
hang-the-sorceror tale. It has a bedeviling twist."
--New York Daily News