The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane


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Hachette Books
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5.1 X 7.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Katherine Howe's ancestors settled Essex County, Mass. in the 1620s, and stayed there through the twentieth century. Family members included Elizabeth Proctor, who survived the Salem witch trials, and Elizabeth Howe, who did not. Katherine Howe got a Ph.D. in American and New England Studies at Boston University, which included a research seminar on New England witchcraft. The idea for this novel developed while she was studying for her Ph.D. exams, walking her dog through the woods between Marblehead and Salem. She lives in Marblehead, MA with her husband and assorted animals.


"A sensational debut novel . . . carries on every page Howe's unique passion, wit, intelligence, and spirit."--Matthew Pearl, bestselling author of The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow
"A terrific debut novel . . . a captivating thriller of the hidden powers of women throughout the centuries."--Boston Globe
"Literary alchemy . . . powerful enough to deliver a charming summer read."--Christian Science Monitor
"Howe pairs a scholarly search for a missing book with the thrill of spine-tingling witchery."--Dallas Morning News
"If you need some magic in your life . . . lose yourself in The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane."--Real Simple
"A witch story that will leave you spellbound . . . Once in a while, a new writer offers up a hypnotic tale of the supernatural that has the publishing world quivering with excitement. In 2005 it was Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian; in 2006 it was Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale. This summer, The Physick Book is magic."--USA Today
"This isn't the same old hang-the-sorceror tale. It has a bedeviling twist."--New York Daily News
"A devilishly delightful read."--San Francisco Chronicle