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Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
Daughters of Temperance Hobbs | Katherine Howe
49 posts | 26 read | 59 to read
New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe returns to the world of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane with a bewitching story of a New England history professor who must race against time to free her family from a curseConnie Goodwin is an expert on America's fractured past with witchcraft. A young, tenure-track professor in Boston, she's earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America--especially women's home recipes and medicines--and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows.When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner's life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds'-years-long deadly curse.Flashing back through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women's survival across the decades--and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.
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PirateJenny
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This was a wonderful sequel to The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. I loved it all. I love the author. She is a witch nerd and a feel a kinship with her because of that. I wish I knew I could have studied that in school, dammit! The historical research is spot on and I love it so much for that. It makes me want to shake sloppy authors and yell "This is how it's done!"

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autopanic
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What a stressful week. Taking out some self-care tonight by breaking out a book, blanket, heating pad, and steamed milk. So cozy!

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PassionatelyCurious
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The magical fantasy piece of the story was nice, but what I loved about this book was the very real story of the hard work it takes to build a career in academia—especially for a woman faculty member on the tenure track (in history), and especially for a woman on the tenure track who is pregnant.

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PassionatelyCurious
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I am loving this book and letting it take me into fall.

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mdemanatee
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Just me or does that not sound all that arcane and specific?

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dogmom75
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I‘m having a hard time finishing this. 😔 I had such high hopes after The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.

dogmom75 I‘m giving up on this one. I just don‘t see wasting my time. 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 2mo
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jen_the_scribe
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Pickpick

This was my kind of book, with a magical manuscript, a long line of strong witchy women, and beautiful descriptions of the unfathomable. A few creepy moments were a plus.

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jen_the_scribe
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My kind of Saturday 😊📚❤

brit91 Mine 2!😍📚 3mo
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jen_the_scribe
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Making the most of the wait in the car line to pick up my kiddos. I'm loving this one so far!

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Branwen
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I'm loving this so far! 😍 I adore stories where the focus is centered around old papers/archives/books/manuscripts! Hoping to finish it today so I can move on to the next book in my huge pile of new library books that I have to finish soon! 💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

Tamra 😻 3mo
Beatlefan129 Sweet kitty 😻 3mo
brit91 Awww😻😻😻😻 3mo
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DarcysMom
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
#Netgalley

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jen_the_scribe
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I'm going to begin this one today. It's one of the ones in my stack that I've been most excited about.

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SilverShanica
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Pickpick

A solid 3.75/5 ⭐️. Not my usual book, but I did enjoy the story. Found the end a little flat and that kind of turned me off. But the overall storyline and writing style were good. Would recommend.

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Shel.f

Moving this back to “To-read“ for now. This is one I'm going to have to be in the mood for, and I've already renewed it once from the library.

Brewychock48 I just got it from the library also. I hope it will be good 4mo
Shel.f I'm sure it's going to be excellent! I'm just not in the right brainspace for it right now. 4mo
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sprainedbrain
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Pickpick

Perfect witchy read. I loved The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, and this book, set about 10 years after, was just as good and well-written. I enjoyed revisiting our more modern-day characters, even though Connie was frustrating at the beginning. Adore her mom—I sort of want to be Grace when I grow up. 😂 And the interludes back to the ancestral witches were wonderful, too.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Crazeedi I read the first one and @Lynnsoprano sent me this one! I need to get it on top my to read stack! 4mo
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EadieB
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Pickpick

The tagged book is the sequel to Howe‘s first book. It would be best to read Physick Book of Deliverance Dane first as then Temperance Hobbs would make more sense. I enjoyed both of these books and you will too if you enjoy reading about Salem witches. In this book Connie Goodwin must race against time in order to break a family curse.

#TheDaughtersofTemperanceHobbs #KaterineHowe

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jen_the_scribe
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My mini book haul. The magnet has an Apache blessing: "May the sun bring you energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life." My new bookmark has a quote from Glinda in The Wizard of Oz: "You've always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." ?

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MellieAntoinette
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Mehso-so

***#earc thanks to #NetGalley for a fair review***

BUT ...
🛑 Most assuredly a companion to Deliverance Dane (not a standalone)!
🛑 Annoying characters all around - Picking up 10yrs later when we‘re all adults adulting in that boringly adult way! Work no matter how you spin the spell is never magical!
🛑 I‘m not sure how the interludes tied to the main story???

In short, if you devoured Dane, you‘ll enjoy this! Haven‘t read DD?? Start there!

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MellieAntoinette
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Mehso-so

***#earc thanks to #NetGalley for a fair review***

This wasn‘t what I was expecting! I have not read the source material, so I found myself a little confused and missing all of the magic readers seem to connect with this world. Overall, I‘d vote:

✅ Lovely magical interludes of ancestral past (would‘ve loved more of this!)
✅ A race to the potion finish.
✅ Very well researched - ✋ To the point of feeling a very scholarly drag on the plot lines.

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MellieAntoinette
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Mehso-so

***#earc thanks to #NetGalley for a fair review***

Just a girl ... looking at a cauldron ... asking it for a life-saving polyjuice potion! 🧙🏻‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️

It‘s #audiobook Sunday, so here goes a barrage of reviews!

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estherjoyreads
Mehso-so

I was so excited to see a sequel to Deliverance Dane. I loved the academic and magical elements of this book and the glimpses into the Goodwin matriarchs, but the relationships and conflict felt flat in the modern day storyline.

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JSW
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I liked it. I wanted more Zazi, and the beginning went a little too slowly for me, but overall I enjoyed this read.

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JSW
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So excited for this one! Also excited for four glorious days off to do nothing but read and sleep and eat. 📚❤️☕️🍪😁😴 It‘s my annual July Bookcation and I‘m ready.

Crazeedi Yes on my table of books to read!! 4mo
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EadieB
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Looking forward to listening to audio of #TheDaughtersofTemperanceHobb which is the sequel to #ThePhysickBookofDeliveranceDane
#KatherineHowe

Crazeedi I was gifted the second book, I had already read the first, and liked, so the second is waiting patiently for me to read!!😉 4mo
EadieB @Crazeedi Very nice! 4mo
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Between.The.Covers
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books_cats_art
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Pickpick

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs picks up several years after The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (one of my all-time favorite books) ends. While this book contains most of the same characters and settings and refers back to the previous book frequently, it is easily enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Full of vivid, rich historical accounts of Colonial America, botany, and all things witchy, this is a book I will read again and again!

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DarcysMom
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BridgetteM So jealous! 😍 5mo
DarcysMom @BridgetteM I am about 100 pages in - it is *so* good! 5mo
annahenke I cannot wait to get this one 5mo
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Crazeedi
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@Lynnsoprano thank you for the sweet surprise in the mail! It's such a rainy dreary day, your package lifted my spirits, made me feel better and helped me smile!💞😍😘 Can't wait to read!

squirrelbrain How lovely! 5mo
Lynnsoprano Glad you like it! It‘s dreary and rainy here today, too. Anything to bring some sunshine 🤗 5mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano ❣🧚‍♀️ 5mo
Crazeedi @squirrelbrain isn't she lovely! ❤ 5mo
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BookAlongBlog
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Pickpick

4/5⭐ This book is a part of a series but could be a standalone. I found the plotline engaging. Theres lots of vivid scenes and magic! I loved all the flashbacks scenes. It was a bit family saga which I love! Connie is a strong woman and was a good character. The writing is really good! This was my first experience with this author I enjoyed her style and I will definitely be looking into her other books in the future. Out on June 25th.

Avanders Part of the series including the Physick Book? Or another one? 6mo
BookAlongBlog @Avanders Yes! 😊 5mo
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Reecaspieces
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Pickpick

🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭 I enjoyed this read. Stop by my blog and say hi! https://reecaspieces.com/2019/04/06/the-daughters-of-temperance-hobbs-by-katheri...

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Reecaspieces
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These are just a few of my reads for March. Stop by my blog and check them all out!! https://reecaspieces.com/2019/03/31/my-march-reads-wrap-up-reviews-5starreads-ma.... Lots@of good ones this month!

tammysue 😀❤️ 8mo
Swe_Eva I read Temperance Hobbs too - had you read Deliverance Dane before this one? I‘m trying to figure out if I should pick that one up, or if I‘ve already spoiled it. 🤔 8mo
Reecaspieces @Swe_Eva I don‘t think it is spoiled. I think it will open your eyes to parts of it. It‘s been years since I read Deliverance Dane. But parts came back to me. 8mo
Swe_Eva @Reecaspieces Great, I'll keep it on my library list then! Thank you. 8mo
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Coleen
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I honestly feel like I didn‘t read the same book as everyone else, since most all other reviewers seemed to love or at least like this one. I remember when I read Deliverance Dane that it was decent, although could‘ve been so much more. This one just really disappointed me. The writing was choppy and confusing, the main character not very likable, & the ending a combination of too unrealistic and abrupt.
Am I the only one who thought this??

MoonWitch94 I felt that exact way about ‘Deliverance Dane‘. It could‘ve been SO much more than it was. I‘m on the fence about this new one....not sure if I will give it a try. 8mo
Coleen @MoonWitch94 Yes! I also felt that way about Deliverance Dane. I thought the story had such potential. Of the two, I think I liked Deliverance better, if that tells you anything.... 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
MoonWitch94 @Coleen Good to know!! Thank you. 8mo
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Reecaspieces
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Someone is looking all innocent now. But she ate the corners of my book!!!

Erinreadsthebooks She totally didn‘t mean to do that. 😁🐶😍 8mo
LibrarianRyan I‘ll trade you. My pup is chewing on everything. Not books yet, but yesterday saw the distraction of 7. Woooden ,bookmarks. That she pulled out of the books. 8mo
Reecaspieces @LibrarianRyan wouldn‘t trade it for anything! 😂😬 8mo
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tracey38 Aww, I know about that only too well! But how sweet she looks now! 8mo
Reecaspieces @tracey38 exactly her plan! 8mo
SilversReviews I had that happen to a book I lent someone. (edited) 8mo
Reecaspieces @SilversReviews I think I had a dog do that to a book that was lent to me. 😂 8mo
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Reecaspieces
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Well insomnia has struck! So I guess I will read a while. I am really enjoying this book! Glad I am off tomorrow.

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ABookGeek
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Pickpick

Loved it! Naturally! I also love the cover of the advanced readers edition.

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Lynnsoprano
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this, and it didn‘t matter that I hadn‘t read the previous book, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. It works fine as a stand alone. The characters are interesting, and there are contemporary and historical story lines that complement each other. This was a LibraryThing early reviewer book, and my full review is up there. I‘ll get it on Goodreads, too, but that was being persnickety for me. Recommended 4/5⭐️

DarcysMom I am so excited to read this one! Sadly, I won't be able to get to it until closer to its publication date. 8mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Making the most of my rainy reading day. Making some serious headway in this book.

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 great review! 👍🏻👍🏻 8mo
valeriegeary Oh my gosh. 🤣🤣 8mo
Ddzmini Exactly but no rain here in Cali. 😝🤣🤣🤣 8mo
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Lynnsoprano
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I‘ve been MIA for the last few days because of being incredibly busy and also having ANOTHER cold! I spent last Tuesday at the middle school and started getting sick Thursday night. No time until this afternoon to finally sit down, take some me time, and get back to my book. I‘m enjoying the characters, but I‘m almost 100 pages in and have no idea where this is going.

Crazeedi You'll have to tell me what you think, I read authors previous book, physick.. and so sorry you are not feeling well again! I was gone a few days too with my sisters. Sending get well vibes to you!!💜🌷 8mo
tammysue Oh no here‘s hoping it‘s your last time with it, feel better! 💕 8mo
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Coleen
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I was hoping for spring weather for the weekend, but no.....cold enough for at least one more fire. Got my fire, my wine, my book, and my dog (not pictured, but lying right next to me).

Bklover Looks perfect! 8mo
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Lynnsoprano
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#nextup The ARC came with a bookmark. Already enjoying this one.

Clare-Dragonfly What a beautiful cover! 8mo
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Swe_Eva
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Quite possibly the prettiest ARC I've ever received. 💜 #currentlyreading #physickworld

SqueakyChu Wow! That is beautiful! 8mo
CaliforniaCay 😍 8mo
Linsy Beautiful! 💙 8mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Another package waiting for me when I got home was the ARC I got through LibraryThing #earlyreviwer. As always, this jumps to the top of my TBR.

Crazeedi I read her first one! 8mo
Coleen Me too! 8mo
BridgetteM I‘m so jealous! 8mo
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Coleen
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Book mail!
Excited to revisit some of the bloodline from Howe‘s previous The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.

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Rhondareads
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Book Mail for the weekend 👏👏👏📚

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PatriciaU
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Howe‘s Physick Book of Deliverance Dane was a favorite of mine in 2009 so I was thrilled to get this ARC, which continues the story of Connie Goodwin and her search for truth in her past. Howe‘s writing is wonderful as usual, and the story isn‘t bad. However it‘s not as engaging as PBODD. The primary plot line is reminiscent of Practical Magic, but Connie‘s relationships with both the past and present do make this one well worth reading.

sprainedbrain Oh I can‘t wait!! 😍 9mo
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LMJenkins
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It was fun to revisit the world of Deliverance Dane & descendants. I loved the history of Salem, Marblehead and surrounding areas. The idea of finding artifacts & clues in a generational family home was enticing. However, I found that the believability (yes, I realize that I'm talking about witchcraft here) fell apart in the last chapters. The scenes when the "recipe" comes together were too fantastical. But all in all, I liked it.
(Con‘t..)

LMJenkins
One pet peeve though, the use of the word "slurp" to describe a grown woman, a Professor no less, each time she consumes a beverage is really irritating. Unless she's ACTUALLY making slurping sounds every time she drinks these sodas and coffees....please, don't.
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DarcysMom
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I was so excited that this book was a available for request. I am excited to read it. I loved The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane!
#Netgalley

LMJenkins I liked the first one a lot too...just requested! 10mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My latest #netgalley acquisition. I currently have 5 books to read.
Perhaps they will be my new year's reading resolution.

PirateJenny I can't wait to get my paws on this! 11mo
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booksandsympathy
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While doing research for The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, author Katherine Howe discovered she is descended from two women accused of witchcraft in #Salem. She's written several books about witches and her latest book, which I tagged, comes out next June. #witchyreads

Linsy Ooh, I need to read her stuff! 13mo
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