The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Paperback | April 6, 2010

byKatherine Howe

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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.

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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.

Katherine Howe's ancestors settled Essex County, Mass. in the 1620s, and stayed there through the twentieth century. Family members included Elizabeth Proctor, who survived the Salem witch trials, and Elizabeth Howe, who did not. Katherine Howe got a Ph.D. in American and New England Studies at Boston University, which included a resea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:April 6, 2010Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401341330

ISBN - 13:9781401341336

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT! I bought this book a few years ago and it was just sitting on my shelf until a few weeks ago I decided to actually read it and oh boy do I regret not reading it earlier! I love the mystery, the spookiness, the searching, the witches! I loved this book so much it has prompted me to do a trip next year to Salem! Love it!!
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy and captivating read This was a very interesting read, even though some of the "mystery" wasn't very mysterious.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Secrets from the past A young grad student, Connie, spends the summer readying her grandmonther's house for sale and finds a strange clue in an old Bible - an old key with a scrap of paper inside it saying two words - Deliverance Dane. What this means to Connie only becomes clear after she follows the clues to the mysterious events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials.
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Read The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is the story of a a PHD candidate , Connie Goodwin. Connie is studying history in New England, including the Salem Witch Trials. During the summer of 1991, her mother asks her to go to fix up and prepare Connie' late Grandmother's house for sale. Connie reluctantly does as her mother asks, and finds a very old crumbling house built pre 1700's in Marblehead Massachusetts. The story goes back and forth between Connie's story in 1991 and that of Deliverance Dane . Deliverance Dane's story takes place in Marblehead Massachusetts in the late 1680s. Deliverance Dane is accused of being of being a witch during the Salem Witch Trial Days. The book is about 85 % the story of Connie and 15% that of the Salem Witch Trial Days. I found myself very interested in the Salem Witch Trials of Deliverance Dane - but far less interested in Connie's story. Connie's story was quite predictable, slow , plodding and I never felt attached to Connie as a character. There was little if any character development. I would not describe The Physick of Deliverance Dane as a mystery, spooky, or a tale of the supernatural. I'm at a loss as to what genre to fit this book into. Pro's - All in all, it's an okay read . Easy to read Deliverance Dane's story was fascinating and clearly the author has really done her research in the area of witches in the days of the Salem Witches. I learned quite a bit about the Salem witch trials - and some of the up to date thinking on what really happened at that time in history. Cons - Connie's 1991 story, which makes up 80 % - 85% of the book is plodding, predictable, not enough plot tension to be called a mystery, nor spooky. Conversly, those that like cozy mysteries might find this too " spooky" - but really it's not. I'd say if you don't mind a bit of plodder of a book, a mild mystery with some interesting bits about the Salem Witch Trial and a wee bit of the supernatural - this is for you. Overall - it was a diversion and an easy read. Maybe a good beach read? Though I was not keen on it , I think the The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane will find a wide audience among casual readers. . I did not mind reading it -but I found myself wanting to just skip ahead and hurry up with the ending
Date published: 2011-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful read!! I Loved this book! I was interested in Salem and the witch trials to begin with but this book piqued my interest even more. I could not put it down. If you liked the Davinci Code, you'll love this one too. It went back and forth between the trials and 1991 and it was just great. Read it!
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