Dec Book Club - Hour of the Witch

Dec Book Club - Hour of the Witch

Meeting Dec 28th, 2022 to discuss...

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Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. 

But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary—a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony—soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows. 

A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, 
Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.

 

 

If you would like to join all you need to do is... 

1) Read the book before the next meeting! Our next meeting for this book is December 28th so be sure to have the book done by then! 

2) Attend the book club meeting to discus! Join our virtual meeting at the provided link. Then you can participate in the discussion either in the live chat or feel free to request a link to join us on camera! The more who ask to be a part of the meeting the better so don't be shy!

 

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