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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Title: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Author: Katherine Howe

Call #: HOW

Its 1991 in Marblehead, Massachusetts, Connie Goodwin finds a hidden key along with a piece of paper with the words ‘Deliverance Dane’ among her grandmothers possessions in her old abandon house in Salem. Working on her doctorate as a historian, Connie does some academic detective work researching the local archives and finds that Deliverance Dane was a local herbalist and wise woman who became a victim in the dark days of the Salem witch trials. This novel is slow-paced but engaging.

Recommended by: Connie


The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Title: The Mists of Avalon

Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley


In this retelling of the story of King Arthur, Morgaine (known today as the sinister Morgan le Fay) recalls her version of the events surrounding this legendary tale.  Morgaine is descended from priestesses on the isle of Avalon, and becomes a powerful priestess in her own right.  Her aunt Vivian, who is the Lady of the Lake and skilled in the Sight, manipulates events to achieve (or circumvent?) the future she foresees, to the detriment of many of those involved.

Recommended by: Briana