Salem Witch Trials: Alliance Project #1

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Pocket Books, Apr 30, 2002 - Fiction - 368 pages
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A barn burns. A baby dies. And the good people of Salem, Massachusetts, begin to fear that Satan's hand lies upon their village....

Massachusetts, 1691: a patchwork quilt of lonely settlements, surrounded by primeval forest and marauding Indians. It is a fearful, tense place inhabited by religious purists who see the devil and his minions lurking in every shadow. It is also a tinderbox of envy and greed, repressed lust and jealousy, awaiting only the smallest spark to ignite into a monstrous blaze of madness. For Samuel Parris, Salem Village's new minister, that spark comes in the form of a young girl who, in hysterics, speaks the one word destined to tear this community apart: "witch." Soon chaos erupts and the governor himself convenes a special court to ferret out the guilty. But before the Salem Witch Trials end, more than one innocent will swing from the hangman's rope....

Here is a fresh look at one of the most infamous chapters in American history. This adaptation of the brand-new CBS miniseries from Alliance Atlantis features an all-star cast and also contains rare historical material and an overview of the Puritan movement in colonial America.

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This was a great piece of historical fiction. It was a real page turner even though we all know how it ends. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Kathryn Wesley's fiction has won the "Romantic Times" Reviewer's Choice award, the Hugo award, the Ellery Queen Reader's Choice Award, and the Science Fiction Age Reader's Choice Award. Under her own name, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, she has published more than twenty novels. Her books have been published in seven languages and have appeared on "The Wall Street Journal" and "USA Today" bestseller lists. She is married to author Dean Wesley Smith and lives and works on the Oregon coast.

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