Dry Tinder: A Tale of Rivalry and Injustice in Salem Village


This historical novel is based on the true story of the Towne sisters, three women who were ensnared in the Salem witch trials of 1692. Two – Rebecca Nurse and Mary Easty – were executed. Only Sarah Cloyce, through whose eyes this narrative is told, escaped the hangman’s noose. Author Janice Thompson begins the story more than twenty years before the troubles began, and describes the myriad reasons that led to the tragedy – border disputes, ongoing wars with the native people, the strict Puritan life, and troubles between the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Mother England. A fascinating tale, thoroughly researched and well-told. (paperback, 2023)


Additional information

Weight1.125 lbs