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Hour of the witch : a novel / Chris Bohjalian.



"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 'The Flight Attendant, ' the enthralling story of a young Puritan woman who marries the wrong man and soon finds herself caught up in the violence and hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials"-- Provided by publisher
Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield's skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas drunkenly drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary-- a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony-- soon finds herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. -- adapted from back cover

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593396513
  • ISBN: 0593396510
  • Physical Description: 592 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (Pages 588-590).
Subject: Marital violence > Fiction.
Malicious accusation > Fiction.
Trials (Witchcraft) > Massachusetts > Fiction.
Massachusetts > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 > Fiction.
Puritans > Fiction.
Wife abuse > Fiction.
Witch hunting > Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) > History > 17th century > Fiction.
Large type books.
FICTION > Historical > Colonial America & Revolution.
FICTION > Family Life > Marriage & Divorce.
FICTION > Thrillers > General.
Large type books.
Wife abuse.
Witch hunting.
Massachusetts > Boston.
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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