October 14, 2009

Giveaway: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent



Full Description (taken from here):

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.



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Reading Group Guide (taken from here):

1) How was Sarah changed by living with her cousin Margaret? How was she changed by returning to her family?

2) What was it about Martha's character that seemed to antagonize so many neighbors?

3) What do you think was the most compelling reason that Martha was eventually brought to trial?

4) Discuss the various factors that lead to the witch hysteria.

5) Why did Martha choose to take a stand of innocence knowing that a refused confession meant death?

6) Why did Thomas, despite his size and capabilities, not seek to persuade or deter Martha from her course of action?

7) Why did the community of Salem, and the magistrates, so easily believe in and rely on "spectral evidence”?

8) How has reading the book changed your opinions about the men and women hanged as witches?

9) Are there modern day "witches”?

10) Can we, or should we, redefine the meaning of the word "witch"?

Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

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+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
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+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
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+2 for every meaningful comment you leave on any of my posts - excluding giveaway posts - make sure you come back and leave a comment on the giveaway post you would like to add your entries to
+10 for clicking on my Social Vibe icon (left sidebar) and filling out the information  These entries can be used in any of my giveaways (both blogs).  Email me or leave a comment somewhere on my blog letting me know how you want to use your entries.
+25 for voting for my nephew here
+100 Make a purchase using the icon below, email me the receipt at bjhopper(at)me(dot)com and receive 100 extra entries (per item) into the giveaway of your choice.  This goes for both of my blogs.

+100 entries for each item purchased from my Amazon aStore (at the top of my blog).  You can use those entries in any of my giveaways (both blogs).  All you need to do is email me at bjhopper(at)me(dot)com your receipt and let me know how you want to use your entries.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

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Winners will be chosen using Random.org on Oct. 24th and notified via email.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to keep from the publisher.


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34 comments:

Amanda said...

This sounds like a great book to read for Halloween.
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Pam said...

I am fascinated by this book! I really want to read it!

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

i have read the crucible but never have i read something by one of the decendants of an accused. please enter me. spvaughan@yahoo.com

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i follow you

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Katy said...

I *so* want to read this book!

I am already a Google follower, I have your button on my sidebar here, and I just friended you on GoodReads.

cpullum said...

Love the review count me in the giveaway!
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Esme said...

I love the cover of this book-it is eerie-I actually opened this in the book store and read the first page.

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Esme said...

ococroissants http://bit.ly/2fg9t0 The Heretics Daughter giveaway

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Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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tanya904 said...

I have heard good things about this book and would love to read it THANKS


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Chelsea S said...

I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Lee P said...

I would love to read this book! Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

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Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds a good read.
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DarcyO said...

I would love to read this one. Please include me!

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LoveMyCoffee said...

Sounds good. Count me in.

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RubyMoon said...

This is a book I have been hoping to win a copy of. It sounds so intriguing.

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Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to read this book...

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nfmgirl said...

Please, please, please! I've been wanting this for so long!

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Stacey said...

Looking forward to this book, thanks for having a giveaway!

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Anita Yancey said...

+1 I'd love to win this book.
Please enter me. Thanks!

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Nancye said...

+1 This looks like a good book! Thanks for the chance!
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FrankSandy said...

Witchcraft is an interesting topic. As a descendent, the author brings a unique perspective on the situation. walkerd@primus.ca

Sarah said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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Sarah Emmerson

Shawna said...

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+1 for commenting~ Thanks for this chance to win this amazing book I really want to read this one!!!
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TOTAL 60 POINTS!!!!!

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RubyMoon said...

+10 extra entries for voting for Damien on 10/21


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CherylS22 said...

+1 - I'd love to read this book. Please count me in!
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+25 -I voted for your nephew today

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Sarah Emmerson said...

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Marjorie said...

This book is on my wish list.

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Katy said...

I'm also following you on Twitter and just tweeted this giveaway @afewmorepages

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Please include me in your giveaway

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