The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
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A spellbinding descendancy
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.
"The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs combines exacting historical research with compelling, imaginative storytelling. There is real magic at work in this book, which illuminates, like a candle in the dark, the enduring courage, wisdom, and searing power of women, passed down through countless generations." —Kathleen Kent, The New York Times bestselling author of The Heretic's Daughter
“Katherine Howe invites us into a richly imagined, intricate world of family curses and secrets waiting to be unlocked. Elegant, twisty, and timely, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs has it all.” —Matthew Pearl, The New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Chamber and The Dante Club
"Katherine Howe is back and in fine, bewitching form. I relished criss-crossing centuries as Connie Goodwin—equal parts scholar, sleuth, and sorceress—tackles the mystery of a curse on the women of her notorious lineage, racing to break the spell before it breaks her." —Julia Glass, National Book Award–winning author of Three Junes and A House Among the Trees
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||June 25, 2019|