The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel

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Paperback, Back Bay Books, 2009, ISBN13 9780316024495, ISBN10 031602449X

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Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.

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Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publish Date: Oct 12, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780316024495
ISBN-10: 031602449X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.0
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5.0 stars by rllvsb

As a direct descendant of Martha and Thomas Carrier I loved the book. I also bought a copy for each of my 4 sisters.

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