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Katherine Howe

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Katherine Howe's family has lived in the area around Salem Massachusetts for generations dating back to the 1620s. She is a descendant of two accused Salem witches - Elizabeth Proctor and Elizabeth Howe. Katherine is a PhD candidate at Boston University.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction
Katherine Howe recommends
A Secret Kept (2010)
Tatiana De Rosnay
"A riveting tale of family, relationships, and the eerie power that memory holds over our present lives."
The Truth of All Things (2012)
(Archie Lean, book 1)
Kieran Shields
"Kieran Shields has written a knuckle biting gothic mystery of ritual murder, revenge, and the harrowing heritage of witchcraft in New England. Readers will love exploring Shields' world of the eerie faces of nineteenth century Maine, from temperance societies to historical societies to whorehouses and everything in between. This rollicking tale puts an entirely new spin on the legacy of the Salem witch trials, and will keep lovers of historical fiction turning pages until the final gripping conclusion."
The High Climber of Dark Water Bay (2018)
Caroline Arden
"Caroline Arden's luminous, lyrical debut The High Climber of Dark Water Bay updates A Little Princess for readers living through our own Great Recession. Fans of Twilight will relish revisiting the lush woodlands of the Pacific Northwest, and anyone who has ever doubted that she has the strength necessary to carry on in the face of insurmountable difficulty and fear will find a kindred spirit in Lizzie, who learns that power and strength can be found in the most surprising places."
Unclaimed Baggage (2018)
Jen Doll
"Jen Doll's luminous, deeply felt debut novel Unclaimed Baggage will claim your heart as immediately as it claimed mine. Anyone who has felt out of step in her hometown, anyone who has felt like she was living in a constant state of culture shock despite never having left home, anyone carrying heavy bags, be they literal or emotional, will spark to this story of friendship, selfhood, and discovery of abandoned treasures."

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