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The Resource The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Title
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Statement of responsibility
by Katherine Howe
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fresh present-day story infused with an original take on popular history. Forget broomsticks and pointy hats; here are witches that could well be walking among us today. This debut novel flows with poetic charm and eloquence that achieves high literary merit while concocting a gripping supernatural puzzler. Katherine Howe's talent is spellbinding."—Matthew Pearl, author of The Poe Shadow and The Dante ClubA spellbinding, beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history-the Salem witch trials.Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie's grandmother's abandoned home near Salem, she can't refuse. As she is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the family house, Connie discovers an ancient key within a seventeenth-century Bible. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane. This discovery launches Connie on a quest—to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power: a physick book, its pages a secret repository for lost knowledge.As the pieces of Deliverance's harrowing story begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials, and she begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem's dark past then she could have ever imagined.Written with astonishing conviction and grace, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane travels seamlessly between the witch trials of the 1690s and a modern woman's story of mystery, intrigue, and revelation
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Summary
Forced to set aside her Ph.D. research in order to help the settling of her late grandmother's abandoned home, Connie Goodwin discovers a hidden key among her grandmother's possessions that is linked to a darker chapter in Salem witch trial history
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Character
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318288
Cataloging source
DLC
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Howe, Katherine
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Connie Goodwin novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:40e37b49-dbc7-4821-98c9-2ccc627be01f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780316373159
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:40e37b49-dbc7-4821-98c9-2ccc627be01f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780316373159
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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