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Author Meyer, Margaret, author.

Title The witching tide : a novel / Margaret Meyer.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, [2023]


Location Call No. Status
 Levine Library - Leisure  PR6113.E94 W58 2023    Available
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description 327 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "East Anglia, 1645. Martha Hallybread, a midwife, healer, and servant, has lived peacefully for more than four decades in her beloved seaside village of Cleftwater. Having lost her voice as a child, Martha has not spoken a word in years. One autumn morning, a sinister newcomer appears in town. The witchfinder, Silas Makepeace, has been blazing a trail of destruction along the coast, and now has Cleftwater in his sights. His arrival strikes fear into the heart of the community. Within a day, local women are being captured and detained, and Martha finds herself a silent witness to the hunt. Powerless to protest, Martha is enlisted to search the accused women for "devil's marks." She is caught between suspicion and betrayal; between shielding herself or condemning the women of the village. In desperation, she revives a wax witching doll that belonged to her mother, in the hope that it will bring protection. But the doll's true powers are unknowable, Martha harbors a terrible secret, and the gallows are looming..."-- Publisher's description.
Subject Mute persons -- Fiction.
Healers -- Fiction.
Midwives -- Fiction.
Witch hunting -- Fiction.
East Anglia (England) -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781668011362 (hardcover)
1668011360 (hardcover)
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