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The Heretic's Daughter
The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel | Kathleen Kent
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.
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Parisbookworm
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Pickpick

The Heretic‘s Daughter pulled my heart strings. It tells a coming of age story about a girl and her family, the Carrier, witnessing fear and superstition as the Salem Witch Trials began. As neighbors, families, friends and innocent people are accused of witchcraft and imprisoned, the Carrier family found themselves as victims to this tragic event in history. #comingofage #happyreading #theherticsdaugter #greatfinds

Crazeedi I want to read, and I don't want to read 😏, I've read several from this time and it is painful and heartbreaking. I'll have to be in the right frame of mind to pick this up, it does look good though 7mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 7mo
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Librarybelle
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Kathleen Kent is descended from Martha Carrier, one of the women accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. Kent writes a fictional tale about her ancestor, told from the perspective of one of Martha‘s daughters, that is harrowing and haunting. I loved this book - a little different narration wise, but it leaves such an impact. #heretic #NoFemmeber

Cinfhen I have a feeling I‘ll be stacking books all day #stacked 10mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen yes! Me too ! Stacking ... 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Librarybelle Haha, @Cinfhen and @Cathythoughts ...the dangers of Litsy! 10mo
Billypar What a thing to find in your family tree! Really cool how she was able to translate that story into historical fiction. 10mo
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MoBee
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Pickpick

Enjoyed this book about the Salem Witch Trials thru the eyes of a child whose Mother becomes one of the accused

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Sounds like a good Autumn read! Stacked! 12mo
MoBee @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes it is, I read it a few years back and never forgot it.. may have to reread it because I loved it and very autumn I think about this book so wanted to share because most people haven‘t heard of it (edited) 12mo
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PaperbackPirate
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Um, I‘m kind of a big deal.
And so is my dog.

Tanzy13 😊🐶 13mo
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PaperbackPirate
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Pickpick

This is a unique take on the Salem Witch Trials because it‘s a fictionalized version of family lore; the author is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier, one of the first women to be hung for refusing to admit she was a witch. I felt the love and passion that went into the research and retelling of this interesting historical fiction novel.
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🐕 Stellaluna doesn‘t like false accusations.
#dogsoflitsy

JoScho Love this dog!!! I had a chi chi that always had her tongue out. 13mo
PaperbackPirate @JoScho Thank you! They are so cute. Did your dog have some teeth pulled too? She never had her tongue out until then. 13mo
JoScho Yes! When I found her she was malnourished and lost all but three teeth so her tongue was always out. It was adorable ❤️ 13mo
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PaperbackPirate
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“Hissop for cough. Rosemary for fever. A sprig of mint to cleanse ill humors from the mouth. Slippery elm for the midwife. Horse chestnut for stiffness of limb. Golden bough for palsy. But what is the cure for rage?”

kidamy Booze? 13mo
PaperbackPirate @kidamy Lol! Of course! 13mo
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MallenNC
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A few more of my #FreakyFriday choices came in at the library! The top book is one I owned already. What to read next? @Librarybelle these all seem great! #libraryhaul #TBR @Clwojick @monalyisha

Librarybelle Oh boy! Such a hard choice for the next read. 🤔 1y
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vkois88
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Mehso-so

Finally had a chance to finish listening to this one at work... This is the story of Sarah Carrier and the lives of her friends, family, and foes. Several key players that we are used to hearing about, but we most commonly run into Mercy Lewis during this account. At times, I felt like it dragged on. And I hated the music played at Chapter breaks. It seemed so out of place. Overall, probably a 3 or 3.5🌟 rating.

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vkois88
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Trying to finish this audiobook while #audiostitching. Got the fire crackling on the screen.

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GripLitGrl
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vkois88
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Found this on #Libby and started listening at work the other night. Trying to get some more in while I get housework done. Having mixed feelings about it so far... #audiocleaning

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ABookGeek
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Just started this today and already can‘t put it down.

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rebeccapfenning
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Gang, the exact page I was at in the audiobook was already marked off. Maybe I'm tapping into my own witch powers. #spooky #bookwitch #witchywomen

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Librarybelle
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I reread this earlier this year and was captivated again by Kent's writing style. The Salem Witch Trials is a tragic event in US history that showed the cruelty & overall general paranoia people feel when faced with difficult circumstances. Kent writes a fiction of her ancestor, Martha Carey, who was convicted of witchcraft and executed. There are parts of this book that mirror what is taking place today. So scary, so timely, so good. #35bookparty

melbeautyandbooks I started this recently and I am having trouble getting into it. Maybe it is just a slow starter? 2y
Librarybelle @melbeautyandbooks I've heard that from some others who read it. One of the book discussion groups I run at the library recently discussed this, and the group was mixed - some commented that it took some time to get into it. But, everyone enjoyed it. 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Librarybelle Thank you. That makes me feel better. A good friend of mine sent me a signed copy. I really want to read it and like it. 😊 2y
Librarybelle Oh cool, a signed copy! @melbeautyandbooks 2y
melbeautyandbooks @Librarybelle - Yes, it was a lovely surprise! 2y
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melbeautyandbooks
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My fabulous friend Erica sent me this signed book she got at the San Antonio Book Festival! I can't wait to read it! #bestbookmailever

cathysaid Listened to this one on audio last month. So good!!!! 2y
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Librarybelle
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Pickpick

Just as good the second time around...Kent's first novel is rich in historic detail. She has the ability to take the reader into life in 1690s Massachusetts. A harrowing and haunting story about one of the families targeted during the Salem Witch Trials. Glad I had an opportunity to reread this one!

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Librarybelle
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Zeke is keeping track of my reading this evening #catsoflitsy

DebinHawaii He looks quite dedicated to his task! 🐱❤️ 3y
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Librarybelle
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As I'm re-reading this, I can't help but think of events taking place in the world right now. Scary, very scary indeed.

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cathysaid
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Pickpick

If I could give this more than "pick" I would. Such a moving story about a family devastated by the Salem witch trials. Told through the eyes of an eleven year old, the narrator, as an adult, reflects back on that harrowing time. Descriptions are haunting (ugh...the jail). The emotion of those falsely accused is palpable. The images created by this author will stay with me. Highly recommend. Listen on audio if you can, because...Mare Winningham ❤️

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Librarybelle
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Re-reading this for the upcoming historical fiction discussion at my library. Enjoyed it when I read it back in 2008; see if my opinion changes in almost 10 years!

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cathysaid
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Listening to this one and loving it! Set in and around Salem and is focused on the families at the time, rather than simply the "trials." Narration by Mare Winningham. #currentlyreading #audiobook

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CrowCAH
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Found a book at the library for #bookface! #readjanuary

TrishB Cool 😀 3y
Eyelit Great job! 3y
CrowCAH @Eyelit thanks! It took a bit of finagling, but I got it! 3y
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Marchpane Nicely done! 3y
moranadatter 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen Good one!! 3y
Lesliereads 🙌🏾 3y
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Imlostinbooks
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I thought I would adore this book because I am fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials and the heresy and fear surrounding the time period. Any woman asserting any independence or free thinking would be accused. However, the story never reeled me in and I kept trying and hoping to get invested in the story, but I never could. I would LOVE some recs though for hist fic dealing with witchcraft in the time period if you have any!!

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Texreader
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I decided to go with some sarcasm as all of these daughters sound like they must be the #bestkids ever! #octphotochallenge.

josie281 Hangmans daughter was a great read! 3y
Tanner The Heretic's Daughter was very good. 3y
kristina_with_a_k Love The Hangman's Daughter series! 3y
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Sapphire The secret daughter of the Tsar looks interesting. I had a thing for tsarist Russian history when I was a teenager. Would be fun to revisit in lighter fiction. Did you like it? 3y
Sapphire Also, inspired by your fun way of picking a loose "theme" for reading. 3y
Texreader @josie281 @kristina_with_a_k I've only read the first in the series and liked it very much. I need to get to the next one, which I have. Just a lot of tbrs in front of it. 😄 3y
Texreader @Tanner @Sapphire I haven't read either of these yet. They look good!! 3y
Texreader @Sapphire Thanks! I'll have to do that again. I'm at a loss with today's themes ... 3y
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mojostdennis
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Pickpick

I wasn't excited about this one at all, but it sucked me in.

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SassyGirlReading
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"Poison can be drawn with a leech, or a lance. But guilt is a ghost that takes the shape of the body it inhabits and consumes all that is tender within its shell."

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aliza93
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"I see the world...and call it by what I feel it should be, not by what others who in their dull reveries think it is."
Kathleen Kent

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Nonaroo
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Here is my suggestion for #Recommendsday. I love this book. If you like historical fiction, especially about the Salem witch trials, this is a wonderful book for you. It's also a great book about the relationship between mothers and daughters. I know that a few of you bailed on Stacy Schiff's Witches, which is in my TBR. Perhaps this will be a good substitute!

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Imlostinbooks
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Saturday night reading includes this Salem Witch Trials family saga. What are you reading this weekend??

LauraBeth I'm reading The Underground Railroad and Dumplin' 😀 3y
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