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Historical fiction

The Witches

by Stacy Schiff

Quick take

_A compulsively gripping and deliciously fun page-turner, filled with gossip, deceit, suspicion, and lots of creepiness._

Why I love it

I can't explain my obsession with the Puritans, but I know I have one, and I know I'm not alone. The strictness of the Puritan culture in the early days of American history has a sordid mystical quality that endlessly fascinates me. Just when I thought I'd read everything about colonial Massachusetts, along comes this latest tour-de-force from Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff. Perfec...

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    November 2015