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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,447 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathleen Kent Narrator: Mare Winningham Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried, and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

Kathleen Kent is a 10th generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She is also a natural-born storyteller, and in her first novel, she paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mckinley | 2/8/2014

    " Moves right along. Sad, frustrating. Should have read 2 weeks ago while I was in Salem! Ties in with the Crucible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 2/4/2014

    " Interesting point of view of the salem witch trials "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary | 2/3/2014

    " I read this book in about 10 days - very fast for me. I couldn't put it down! Parts of it were difficult to read due to the subject matter. Overall, a very good book based on a true story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leslie | 1/27/2014

    " I put off reading this book for a while because it deals with the Salem witch trials, and I knew it would be disturbing. And it was disturbing. Ms. Kent's writing probes beautifully into the mind and emotions of her protagonist, Sarah, a young girl whose mother is accused of being a witch, as eventually Sarah herself is. Just as the dark, petty, and very cruel underside of humanity is exposed, so also is the great power of love, mercy , and forgiveness celebrated. A wonderful book, which also brilliantly depicts life in America in the 1690s. Enjoyed it very much, along with it's companion book, "The Traitor's Wife." "

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