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The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

(2019)
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A magical bloodline. A family curse. Can Connie break the spell before it shatters her future?

A bewitching novel of a New England history professor who must race against time to free her family from a curse, by Katherine Howe, New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.

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.

Flashing back through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women’s survival across the decades—and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"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

"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


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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs (Wheeler Large Print Book)
Author(s): Katherine Howe
ISBN: 1-4328-6701-6 / 978-1-4328-6701-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Howe
ISBN: 1-250-30486-5 / 978-1-250-30486-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
Author(s): Katherine Howe
ISBN: 1-250-77443-8 / 978-1-250-77443-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Adult
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs
Author(s): Katherine Howe
ISBN: 1-250-23144-2 / 978-1-250-23144-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Howe
ISBN: 1-250-22130-7 / 978-1-250-22130-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Howe
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Howe
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Howe
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Howe
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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