The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Harvard doctoral student Connie Goodwin is spending the summer clearing out her deceased grandmother's home in Marblehead, Massachusetts. It is there that she finds references to a woman named Deliverance Dane and her "physick book"--a book of magical powers. Research reveals that Deliverance was accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. This leads Connie to wonder what Deliverance's connection is to her family--and how does it explain the mysterious, eerie events now occurring? Howe deftly blends history, romance, and suspense in this mesmerizing debut.