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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday!

This week I'm waiting on Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill which will be released July 1, 2010. I've been interested in the Salem Witch Trials since I read The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble years ago. Plus, I found out a while back that my ancestors were involved in a witch trial in another part of New England. They were the accusors in the case, having said another woman cursed them and their ship. After she was excecuted they were drown when the ship sank... *Eerie music* Yeah, I know, right? Anyway here's a look at this awesome book;

"Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials based on the real historical characters, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692—Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam Jr.

When Ann’s father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft, Ann sees an opportunity and starts manifesting the symptoms of affliction. Ann looks up to Mercy, the beautiful servant in her parents' house. She shows Mercy the power that a young girl is capable of in a time when women were completely powerless. Mercy, who suffered abuse at the hands of past masters, seizes her only chance at safety. And Ann’s cousin Margaret, anxious to win the attention of a boy in her sights, follows suit. As the accusations mount against men and women in the community, the girls start to see the deadly ramifications of their actions. Should they finally tell the truth? Or is it too late to save this small New England town?" Goodreads.com

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