The Heretic's Daughter


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Back Bay Books
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Kathleen Kent is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated The Dime, as well as the bestselling historical novels The Heretic's Daughter, The Traitor's Wife, and The Outcasts. Kent lives in Dallas, TX.


"The Heretic's Daughter is raw, honest and completely captivating..."--Anita Shreve
"An illuminating literary debut."--Michele Leber, Booklist (starred review)
Highly recommended.--Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review)
"A powerful coming-of-age tale in which tragedy is trumped by an unsinkable faith in human nature."--Chelsea Cain, New York Times Book Review
"Kent's moving story comes straight from her heart as well as the historical record...Kent tells a heart-wrenching story of family love and sacrifice."--Carol Memmot, USA Today
"Ms. Kent brings a gentle decency to her portrait of this nasty episode in American life."--Joy Tipping, Dallas Morning News
"An authentically moving story that is as much about a mother and a daughter as the terror of the times."--NY Daily News
"Gripping and evocative, THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER is a powerful tale of a perilous time."--People
"THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER is haunting; unlike in seventeenth-century Salem, there is real magic at work here."--Texas Monthly
"A family's conflict becomes a battle for life or death in this gripping and original first novel...Sarah's front row view of the trials and the mayhem that sweeps the close-knit community provides a fresh, bracing and unconventional take on a much covered episode."--San Francisco Examiner
"[a] close look at family and village life, at the hearth and the harshness out of which the accusations of witchcraft grew... The misery behind bars reflects Kent's rich imagination. She also shows the fruits of historical research in details that let you glimpse the past as it was lived, in the barn or field, at the inn or church. To this she adds descriptive gifts.... It goes on like that, wonderfully. I hope Kent does too."--Bloomberg News
".... an eminently readable novel, and a tribute to a woman who held steadfastly to the courage of her convictions."--Christian Science Monitor