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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

What is it about Salem, right now?

Last week, all the buzz was about the breakaway self-published novel set in Salem, The Lace Reader (scan down). Now, the chat is about Kathleen Kent's debut novel, The Heretic's Daughter. Unlike Lace Reader, Heretic's Daughter is set in the past -- in the time of the infamous witch trials, naturally. In tune with the latest publicity fashion, Kent is shooting a trailer for her novel there.

Why the sudden focus on stories coming out of this historic but quiet town? One of the more bizarre theories is that it has something to do with general disquiet about stories coming out of Guatanamo Bay.

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