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The daughters of Temperance Hobbs. #2 / Katherine Howe.

Howe, Katherine, 1977- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library HOW (Text) 33500013083134 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library HOW (Text) 33500013083142 New Checked out 10/04/2019
Godel Memorial-Warren Library HOW (Text) 35500006183956 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250304865
  • ISBN: 1250304865
  • Physical Description: 338 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

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Summary, etc.: 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. When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner's life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds'-years-long deadly curse. Flashing back through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, 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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    In historian Howe's follow-up to The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (2009), Connie Goodwin, an expert in colonial-era magic, is now a tenure-track professor in Boston still deeply in love with Sam Hartley, the strapping steeplejack she met in Physick Book. Sam wants to marry Connie, but she fears it will be the end of him, quite literally, as the paramours of the women in her Massachusetts family, which include Deliverance Dane, have always died young under tragic circumstances. When Connie discovers that she's pregnant, she delves back into the long lineage of mystical women in her family, many of whom were suspected of witchcraft, reaching back to seventeenth-century Salem. Connie scours the history books, looking for an ancestress who managed to save her husband and discovers Temperance Hobbs, whose portrait hangs in Connie's mother's house and whose husband lived to be more than 100 in the nineteenth century. Howe, who shares her protagonist's legacy, weaves together stories of Connie's ancestors' attempts to harness their power and Connie's own race to save Sam's life in this spellbinding, satisfying tale. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Katherine Howe is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass, as well as the young adult novels, Conversion and The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen. She served as editor of The Penguin Book of Witches and her fiction has been translated into over twenty languages. Descended from three women who were tried for witchcraft in Salem, she and her family live in New England and New York City, where she is at work on her next novel.

Subject: College teachers > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Historical fiction.

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