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Author Presentation: Katherine Howe
August 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
Friday, August 16, 2019 – 6:00pm
New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe returns with a bewitching story of a New England history professor and direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem who must race against time to free her fiancé from a curse.
Connie Goodwin is an expert on America’s fractured past with witchcraft. A young, tenure-track professor in Boston, she’s earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America—especially women’s home recipes and medicines—and by exposing society’s threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows.
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women’s survival across the decades—and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.
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