Lost Book of Salem

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Katherine Howe (P)2009 Hyperion
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  • Book 1

    • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

    • By: Katherine Howe
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 832
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 842

    Connie's 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 and begins to have visions of a long ago woman condemned for practicing "physick," or herbal healing, on her neighbors in 1690s Salem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it!

    • By Darinda on 06-20-09

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 2

    • The House of Velvet and Glass

    • By: Katherine Howe
    • Narrated by: Heather Corrigan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in a town house in Boston's Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sibyl flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium. But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Derby.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • the parts don`t add up to a good whole

    • By connie on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $22.80

  • Book 3

    • The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen

    • By: Katherine Howe
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein, Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    It's July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic's in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Kill me now

    • By Adventure shoes on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $38.50