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Crane Pond

Crane Pond

(2016)
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"Absorbing new telling of one of America's founding stories.

The great success last year of Stacy Schiff's The Witches proves, once again, that abiding interest in the Salem Witch Trials remains high. Richard Francis's stunning novel Crane Pond is the story of Samuel Sewall, loving father and husband, anti-slavery advocate, defender of Native American rights, and presiding judge at the Salem Witchcraft Trials in 1692, where he sentenced twenty innocent women to death. He was the only judge to later admit his terrible mistake, and ask for forgiveness. At once a searing view of the Trials from the inside out, an empathetic portrait of one of the period's most tragic and redemptive figures, and an indictment of the malevolent power of religious and political idealism, Crane Pond explores the inner life of a well-meaning man who did evil. It humanizes an unflinching portrait of political hysteria that is as relevant today as it was in the seventeenth century.
Richard Francis, Sewall's most lauded biographer, seamlessly marries rigorous research and astute understanding of a deeply complex character to a compelling dramatic framework sure to enchant readers of quality historical fiction."

 
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem
Author(s): Richard Francis
ISBN: 1-60945-351-4 / 978-1-60945-351-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem
Author(s): Richard Francis
Publisher: Europa Editions
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October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem
Author(s): Richard Francis
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   


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