Otherwise, Connie is truly out of my league with her big college words and exhaustive knowledge that she likes to recite regarding the history of the Salem Witch Trials. Pondering this further, I decided that she had to set it in a short time in the past for an important reason.
I learned a lot about the history of the area, ate clam chowder, stood on the North Bridge, dipped my toes in the Atlantic, and even visited a graveyard filled with accused witches. I loved this book.
Something attributable to an outside source, rather than to the mysterious workings of Providence. Howe inserts short interludes featuring Deliverance and her descendants, adding depth to the story.
Might have been one or two uses of profanity, but they barely registered. What I wanted to see and get from the book was the story of a woman, a natural woman capable of using the earth as anyone could, being marked as evil for her skill with healing. Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation.
A fascinating step back in time. Evidence mounts that Deliverance was a local herbalist and wise woman who became a victim of the witch trials. When I first started reading this book, I was puzzled by why Howe chose to set the modern day story in rather than the current year. These jumps allow us to follow the stories of Deliverance, her daughter Mercy, and Granddaughter Prudence.
The plot moved along fairly well, and at times I could see this being made into a movie. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie's grandmother's abandoned home near Salem, she can't refuse. Connie doesn't know much about the house, and she is in for a treat of dirt and dust and grime, yet immediately she finds a key hidden in an old Bible which starts her journey to find out the connection between this key and the horrendous times of the Salem Witch trials.
Howe gives us a glimpse of how our Puritan ancestors viewed the world. I enjoyed reading about the Salem Witch Trials, although not really learning anything earth shattering, but since it was such an easy and fun read I recommend this to anyone in the mood for a good novel.
Sometimes it seems as though Howe, a historian herself, uses the plot and Connie as an excuse to let us know just how much she personally knows about history. Written with astonishing conviction and grace, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane travels seamlessly between the witch trials of the s and a modern woman's story of mystery, intrigue, and revelation.
This discovery launches Connie on a quest -- to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power: The year is important here because historical data were not yet entirely computerized.
I was surprised that it took super-intelligent Connie so long to figure it out for herself.Written with astonishing conviction and grace, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane travels seamlessly between the witch trials of the s and a modern woman's story of mystery, intrigue, and revelation.
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is the story of a a PHD candidate, Connie Goodwin. Connie is studying history in New England, including the Salem Witch Trials. During the summer ofher mother asks her to go to fix up and prepare Connie' late Grandmother's house for kitaharayukio-arioso.coms: 9.
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Nov 13, · The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe Summary: Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation.
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