Crane pond: a novel of Salem
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"In Crane Pond, Richard Francis reveals a side of the history that is not often recounted, as he skillfully constructs a portrait of Samuel Sewall, the only judge to later admit that a terrible mistake had been made. In a colony on the edge of survival in a mysterious new world where infant mortality is high and sin is to blame, Sweall is committed to being a loving family man, a good citizen, and a fair-minded judge. Like any believing Puritan, he agonizes over what others think of him, while striving to act morally correct, keep the peace, and (hopefully make time to) enjoy a hefty slice of pie. His one regret is that only months before he didn't sentence a group of pirates to death. What begins as a touching story of a bumbling man tasked with making judgements in a society where reason is often ephemeral, quickly becomes the chilling narrative we know too well. And when public opinion wavers, Sweall learns that what has been done cannot be undone." -- amazon.com
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|Grouped Work ID||774834c4-dbd3-a8b7-0078-f9c842cb8e1e|
|Grouping Title||crane pond|
|Grouping Author||richard francis|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-12-10 03:30:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2023-12-09 02:26:11AM|
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