Deliverance From Evil by Frances Hill

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As with most Salem witch books, Deliverance is spooky and dark and makes the reader ponder just how much humans can hate and how far their vindictiveness will go.
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In an era of uncertain survival in the New World, the Devil himself was believed to prey on society--and his witches could be convicted by mere children. Deliverance from Evil brings to life the Salem witch trials, one of the most uncanny times in our nation's history. Young girls in trances pointed out neighbors, leaders, relatives--over 150 people were arrested, with many hanged for their supposed sins. Frances Hill, author of A Delusion of Satan, brings her deep historical and political understanding together with her honed skills as a novelist to produce a picture of the trials both realistic and emotional. She has written an extraordinary and gripping novel of hysteria, power plays, and love in colonial America.
 

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FRANCES HILL is a historian, novelist and journalist whose previous books include Out of Bounds, A Delusion of Satan, The Salem Witch Trials Reader, Hunting for Witches, and Such Men Are Dangerous. Frances Hill lives in Connecticut.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Overlook. 320 pages
Genres: Other, History, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Historical Novel Society

Excellent
Reviewed by Blog

With her admirable gift for dialogue and her ability to depict a time and place with telling incident, Hill is a welcome recruit to the ranks of historical novelists.

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Book Geeks

Excellent
Reviewed by Frances Moloney on Aug 31 2011

The history and politics of the Salem witch trials are fascinating for the modern reader. This is definitely a novel for those who wish to find out more about the era, as Hill’s historical accuracy is definitely her greatest strength

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Reviewed by Blog on Jun 29 2011

Deliverance from Evil is a great book for those that are already interested in the witch trials and those that are just beginning their journey into the sad times.

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Reading the Past

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Mar 15 2011

Although it takes time to gain traction, this chilling account, unflinching in its telling, is a quality addition to the collection of novels about the injustice done at Salem.

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Reviewed by Blog on Feb 16 2011

As with most Salem witch books, Deliverance is spooky and dark and makes the reader ponder just how much humans can hate and how far their vindictiveness will go.

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Reviewed by Sue Woodman on Apr 07 2011

Like the best historical fiction, Deliverance from Evil makes the chilling events both indelibly humanized and painfully real.

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