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February 13, 1692. Thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are killed by soldiers who had previously enjoyed the clan's hospitality. Many more die from exposure. Forty miles south, the captivating Corrag is imprisoned for her involvement in the massacre. Accused of witchcraft and murder, she awaits her death. Lonesome, she tells her story to Charles Leslie, an Irish propagandist who seeks information to condemn the Protestant King William, rumored to be involved in the massacre. Hers is a story of passion, courage, love, and the magic of the natural world. By telling it, she transforms both their lives.As in her award-winning debut novel, Eve Green, Susan Fletcher shows that she is "a novelist with the soul of a poet" (Booklist). This deeply philosophical and dramatic book is about an epic historic event and the difference a single heart can make--how deep and lasting relationships can come from the most unlikely places.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2010.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780393080001
Characteristics: 366 pages ;,25 cm.


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Sep 29, 2016

Great story. Instead of being recognized as a healer -- called a witch. Fear takes over due to superstition!

Oct 07, 2015

Love quality historical fiction!

Jun 09, 2015

An enjoyable book. Corrag was a loving insightful person. Set in a wonderful setting of the highlands in 1692. Looking forward to reading more of Susan Fletcher.

emilyjwong Oct 02, 2011

Corrag"s love and respect for the natural world is a virtue we should all strive for. The truth behind the tale makes the story bittersweet.

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