I knew right away I was in for a treat when, on page ix of The Witches
, I discovered that even the "Cast of Characters" was totally riveting and entertaining reading! Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff could turn an instruction manual into a scintillating adventure?and with the unbelievably fascinating Salem witch trials as her subject, the story absolutely crackles to life. You'll be whisked away to Massachusetts in 1692, watching and listening firsthand as a minister's daughter writhes demonically, accusations (and confessions) of sorcery fly with wild abandon, and panic grips a young colony. Deftly researched and exquisitely written, this exploration of one of America's most intriguing crises is an absolute thriller. (CH)
(CH)This title is part of our 2016 Bluestocking Book a Month package.