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 tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. 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.

Kathleen Kent—The Heretic's Daughter - A Novel

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