“Hour of the Witch is historical fiction at its best. . . . Insightful and empathetic. . . . Thick with details as chowder is with clams. . . . Handled with great skill and delicacy. The book is a thriller in structure, and a real page-turner, the ending both unexpected and satisfying.” —Diana Gabaldon, The Washington Post
Mary Deerfield is smart and outspoken, which wouldn’t be a problem except she’s a woman in seventeenth-century Boston. When she tries to divorce her husband on grounds of brutality, the trial quickly spirals out of control and Mary finds herself accused of witchcraft and facing the gallows. This story of the original American witch hunt has many themes that resonate today, making Hour of the Witch perfect for book clubs.
We’ve created a Book Club Kit to help facilitate your discussion complete with a letter from author Chris Bohjalian, a discussion guide, suggestions for further reading, and a sinfully decadent recipe. Enjoy!
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