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The Heretic’s Daughter

By Kathleen Kent

The Heretic’s Daughter

Started reading:
1st February 2010
Finished reading:
7th February 2010

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Rating: Unrated

Interesting book on the Salem Witch trials which I borrowed from my friend Kristin.

It is told from the point of view of Sarah Carrier reflecting back and writing of her childhood to her granddaughter. It goes from the family carrying small pox to a new town and how that as well as various other issues extending from rumours created by a rift in the family cause her mother Martha to be accused of being a witch and tried in Salem. Her mothers’ conviction of standing by what is right and not bending to the will of the judges and others to accuse others to save herself result in her hanging.

I found it a bit disturbing how the Puritans came to America to escape religious persecution however they were just a quick to religiously persecute others who were not of their faith here… yet another instance of the hypocrisy of religion…