Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the physick book of deliverance dane

If I'm not mistaken, I first read about this book in The New Yorker because when I stumbled across it on the new release shelf at the library, the title and the plot rang major bells in my head. Yesterday I mentioned I was enjoying the story and after finishing it last night, my opinion is solidified. This was a good read: a supernatural flavored mystery with a healthy dose of American history, interesting characters and a great setting. I want to visit the cottage on Milk Lane and wander through that garden thinking about the 'cunning' women who harvested herbs to heal those around them.

Katherine Howe's debut novel weaves a wonderful spell.....dive in and enjoy.

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