Helen Peppe
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Moral Panics
Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live

Katherine Howe mines her Salem witch trial ancestors for material for her novels, but the dangers of witch hunts aren’t confined to the past.

Homo Americanus
A Maine Childhood, Twice Told

A memoir of a girl’s Maine childhood considered by another Maine memoirist, with sixty years—and a class divide—separating the two.

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