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Any man I want
Grant, Michele

Craving temptation
Mello, Deborah Fletcher

Troublemaker
Hickman, Trice

Friendship
Gould, Emily


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Skies like these
Hilmo, Tess

Lucky me
Callaghan, Cindy


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Frehley, Ace

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Testify
Johnson, Caleb


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Staff Picks

August 25, 2014

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
by Howe, Katherine
FIC HOW

What do we really know about history? About our country’s history, or our own?

On a harsh winter night in 1681, Deliverance Dane races to the bedside of a dying child, only to face the fear and derision of the townsfolk when her skills as a healer are called into question. The resulting lawsuit changes the course of her family’s history forever.

Connie Goodwin is a modern-day PhD candidate in American Colonial History, desperate to find a topic for her dissertation. Meanwhile, she must spend her summer preparing her grandmother’s run-down ancestral house for sale. The task seems pointless to Connie, until she finds clues that could lead her to historical gold.

Katherine Howe’s novel keeps her audience riveted with the contrast between the grueling life of Colonial Massachusetts and the mystery unfolding in modern day New England. The author’s own background as a historian provides a richness to both settings, letting us walk a mile in both women’s shoes.

                                    — Recommended by Kasey Panighetti,  Franklin Road Library

 

 

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