Literary Luncheon: Stacy Schiff - The Witches

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

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Ticket: $60 (Includes Meal & Signed Book)

It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, The Witches: Salem, 1692 is Stacy Schiff's account of the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

Stacy Schiff is the author of Vera, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupery, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and A Great Improvisation, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Book Award. Her most recent book, Cleopatra: A Life, won the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography. The recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has contributed to the New Yorker, New York Times, and the Washington Post, among others. She lives in New York City.

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The Witches: Salem, 1692 Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316200608
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 27th, 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Cleopatra," the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.
It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.