The International Bestseller 368 страниц. 2009 год. Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company In 1752, Sarah Carrier Chapman, weak with infirmity, writes a letter to her granddaughter, revealing the secret she has closely guarded for six decades. Her story begins a little more than a year before the Salem witch trials, when she and her family arrive in a New England community already gripped by superstition and fear. Hysteria escalates as neighbor is pitted against neighbor, friend against friend, until more than two hundred men, women, and children are swept into prison-Sarah's mother, Martha Carrier, among them. In an attempt to protect her children, Martha asks Sarah to commit an act of heresy-a lie that will most surely condemn Martha even as it will save her daughter. Формат: 10,5 см x 17 см.