The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane : Lost Book of Salem

  • von Katherine Howe
  • Sprecher: Katherine Kellgren
  • Serie: Lost Book of Salem
  • 12 Std. 48 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

Connie is looking forward to starting work on her graduate thesis over the summer, when her mother asks her to sell an abandoned house once owned by her grandmother in Salem, Mass. Relunctantly, Connie moves to the small town and inhabits the crumbling, ancient house, trying to restore it to a semblance of order.Curious things start to happen when Connie finds the name "Deliverance Dane" on a yellowed scrap of paper inside an old Bible, and begins to have visions of a long ago woman condemned for practicing "physick," or herbal healing, on her neighbors in 1690s Salem.Interspersed with modern-day sections are chapters on the actual witch trials, revealing the fascinating story of Deliverance Dane and how she got caught up in the tragic events. Connie meets an intriguing young steeplejack named Sam, who's also interested in the history of the area. But just as Connie starts to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding Deliverance's identity, Sam has a horrifying accident, and Connie has to figure out a way to save him that involves an ancient and mystical cure. And to do that, she needs to locate the actual "physick book" once owned by Deliverance Dane herself.Immediately compelling, with powerful historic insight and detail, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane is that rare find - a literary first novel with a very commercial premise and pacing.

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"In all, a keen and magical historical mystery laced with romance and sly digs at society's persistent underestimation of women." (Booklist)

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Moderne Hexen

Eine gute Mischung aus Jetztzeit und historischen Rückblenden. Erzählt wird die Geschichte einer Studentin auf der Suche nach Material für eine Arbeit und die der Hexenprozesse in Salem. Die Sprecherin ist angenehm zu hören. Für Fans von Historienschinken sehr empfehlenswert.
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 09.06.2009
  • Verlag: Hyperion AudioBooks