THE WILTED ROSE BOOK CLUB: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

About The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

A crime lost to time. A secret buried deep. One book unlocks an unimaginable truth.

Salem, Massachusetts, 1681. Fear and suspicion lead a small town to unspeakable acts. Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1991. A young woman is about to discover that she is tied to Salem in ways she never imagined.

Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie’s grandmother’s abandoned home near Salem, she can’t refuse. As she is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the family house, Connie discovers an ancient key within a seventeenth-century Bible. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane. This discovery launches Connie on a quest–to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power: a physick book, its pages a secret repository for lost knowledge.

As the pieces of Deliverance’s harrowing story begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials, and she begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem’s dark past then she could have ever imagined.


Discussion #1: we’ll be focusing on chapters 1-8. Suggested dates August 1st-August 10th.

Discussion #2: we’ll be focusing on chapters 9-17. Suggested dates: August 10th-August 20th.

Discussion #3: we’ll be focusing on chapters 18 to the end. Suggested dates: August 20th-August 30th.

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