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 of The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow ?A terrific debut novel . . . a captivating thriller of the hidden powers of women throughout the centuries.? ?Boston Globe ?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 witchery.? ?Dallas Morning News ?If you need some magic in your life . . . lose yourself in The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.? ?Real Simple ?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 is magic.? ?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
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