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Arkham Tales: Stories of the Legend Haunted City edited by William Jones
Nestled along the Massachusetts coast, the small town of Arkham has existed for centuries. It is the source of countless rumors and legends. Those who have visited it each telling a different and remarkable account, whisper tales of Arkham. Reports of impossible occurrences, peculiar happenings and bizarre events, tales that test the sanity of the reader are to be found here. Magic, mysteries, monsters, mayhem, and ancient malignancies form the foundation of this unforgettable centuries' old town. Collected in this volume are the strange and terrifying stories of the legend-haunted city.
The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Four members of a nineteenth century utopian commune find themselves emotionally involved in ways they could not have predicted
Calligraphy of the Witch by Alicia Gaspar De Alba
Sold into slavery in 1683 Boston and renamed Thankful Seagraves, a Latina woman is raped until giving birth to a daughter, who is turned against her by her master's wife, before Thankful is swept up by the hysteria of the Salem witchcraft trials.
Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch by Lara Parker
Struggling to adjust to normal life after being restored to humanity, former vampire Barnabas Collins finds his engagement to Dr. Julia Hoffman compromised by his infatuation with the mysterious new owner of the Collins estate house, whose daughter is being treated in a nearby mental hospital.
Good Omens: The Nice And Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
The world is going to end next Saturday, just before dinner, but it turns out there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
Growing up in a New England orphanage unaware of his family and of how he had lost his left hand as an infant, twelve-year-old Ren is terrified of the future until a young man shows up claiming to be his long-lost brother.
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
A witchcraft accusation in their Salem, Massachusetts, home further complicates the challenging relationship between Martha Carrier and her equally willful daughter, Sarah, who are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria and superstition of the trials that are threatening Martha's life.
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins by Emma Donoghue
A collection of 13 interconnected stories that are modern-day versions of such familiar fairy tales as "Beauty and the Beast", "The Goose Girl", and "Snow White". For example, in this retelling of "Cinderella" Cinderella leaves the handsome prince and runs off with her fairy godmother.
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Having left her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, fifteen years ago under troubling circumstances, psychic Towner Whitney reluctantly returns after her eighty-five-year-old great-aunt Eva suddenly disappears and joins local cop John Rafferty in his investigation into the mystery.
The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The nineteenth-century American novelist's classic work of tragedy and mystery in modern Rome examines the influence of European culture on American morality.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Sorcery is the legacy of Gillian and Sally Owens, a legacy they both try to escape until they realize their magic is a gift, not an affliction.
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
Jack McBride was a beloved teacher and coach at a girl's prep school--until a student's crush sparked an accusation, leaving him with an eight-month jail sentence and no job. Jack resolves to start over. But just when it seems his life is getting back on track, Jack finds himself the object of fresh accusations of rape, brought by a coven of bewitching teenage girls from Salem Falls.
Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert
Asked by a former lover to investigate the disappearance of her stepson, information thief and skilled "remote viewer" Gabriel Blackstone begins to investigate a pair of beautiful witch sisters who use their magic to attain vast levels of power, a case during which Gabriel finds himself in mortal danger.
Sex and the Psychic Witch (Witch Romance) by Annette Blair
When a Celtic ring leads her to the Paxton castle on the coast of Salem, Massachusetts, psychic Harmony Cartwright, a buyer for her sister's curio shop, sees love in her future when she tries to convince the castle's sexy new owner that the property is being haunted by an angry ghost.
Gone with the Witch (Witch Romance) by Annette Blair
In order to save a helpless child somehow linked to Aiden McCloud, psychic bad girl Storm Cartwright sets a seductive trap for the antiques restorer that backfires when the magic of love interferes with her plans.
The Kitchen Witch (Witch Romance) by Annette Blair
Single dad and television producer Logan Kilgarven finds his life turned upside down when his quirky new neighbor, Melody Seabright, who is rumored to be a witch, gets a job at his TV station, where she wreaks havoc on the set and on his heart.
The Scot, the Witch And the Wardrobe (Witch Romance) by Annette Blair
When she, possessing the magic of her ancestors, opens the mysterious family wardrobe with the key she has inherited, Vickie Cartwright discovers a beautifully carved unicorn that makes all of her dreams come true, until a man from the past arrives to claim both the unicorn and her.
My Favorite Witch (Witch Romance) by Annette Blair
When former playboy hockey star Jason Pickering Goddard becomes the Director of Special Events at the Pickering Foundation, a foster home for boys, he clashes with his new coordinator, fiery witch Kira Fitzgerald, which ignites an undeniable attraction between them that no spell can break.
Never Been Witched (Witch Romance) by Annette Blair
When her meditative stay alone at her sister's lighthouse is interrupted by paranormal debunker Morgan Jarvis, psychic Destiny Cartwright, with the help of some ghostly inhabitants, discovers that opposites really do attract.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Based on historical people and real events, Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.
The Crucible (DVD)
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married farmer -- drinks a charm to kill his wife. And suddenly, the Devil is loose in Salem. The girls are discovered and, spurred on by their terrified accusations, the entire village is consumed by cries of witchcraft. One by one, the blameless victims of mass hysteria are torn from their homes until, inexorably, Abigail's vengeance is turned on Proctor's wife.
The Dreams in the Witch House And Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
Collects more than twenty tales of terror, including the title story in which a man having nightmarish visions seeks help in a library of forbidden books, where he finds clues to his plight in legends of elder magic.
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
An intense psychological drama devoted to the burden of inherited guilt and the work of retribution. As always in Hawthorne, the greatest sin is the violation of the integrity of another person's soul.
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
Robbed of his teaching career and reputation by a student's false accusations, Jack St. Bride is struggling to rebuild his life in the wake of an eight-month jail sentence by taking a job washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner, but fresh accusations ofRobbed of his teaching career and reputation by a student's false accusations, Jack St. Bride is struggling to rebuild his life in the wake of an eight-month jail sentence by taking a job washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner, but fresh accusations of rape by teenage girls from his former school threaten to destroy him once again.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
In early colonial Massachusetts, a young woman endures the consequences of her sin of adultery and spends the rest of her life in atonement.
The Witch of Exmoor by Margaret Drabble
A novel about a most unusual English family: Frieda Haxby Palmer, an eccentric, relentlessly Bohemian writer and intellectual, and her three extremely conventional grown children. Revolted by her smug offspring and their lives, Frieda flees to a shabby old hotel on England's west coast, from which she mysteriously disappears, leaving her troubled children and grandchildren to puzzle out her fate.
The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho
Traces the life of Athena, an abandoned daughter of a Transylvania gypsy, in a tale told from the viewpoints of such characters as her adoptive journalist mother, a teacher of calligraphy, and an actress.
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years Series) by Gregory Maguire
Set in an Oz where a morose Wizard battles suicidal thoughts, the story of the green-skinned Elphaba, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, profiles her as an animal rights activist striving to avenge her dear sister's death.
Son Of A Witch (The Wicked Years Series) by Gregory Maguire
A sequel to the Broadway musical-inspiring Wicked returns readers to the land of Oz, where adolescent Liir is discovered ten years after the melting of the witch Elphaba, attended by the mysterious foundling Candle, and called upon to locate his half-sister, Nor.
A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years Series) by Gregory Maguire
An entertaining third volume in the The Wicked Years series, following Wicked and Son of a Witch, focuses on the adventures and exploits of the Cowardly Lion.
The Witches of Eastwick (The Witches of Eastwick Series) by John Updike
It's the marvelous story of three ambitious witches living in a small New England town in the late 1960s, who find themselves quite under the spell of the new man in town, Darryl Van Horne, whose hot tub is the scene of some rather bewitching delights.
The Widows of Eastwick (The Witches of Eastwick Series) by John Updike
Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, all now widowed, return to the Rhode Island seaside town of Eastwick after many years away and find themselves dealing with the legacy of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counterspell, and the inroads of aging.
Witch Blood by Anya Bast
Turning her back on the Coven after her sister is killed by a demon, Isabelle Novak, a water witch, turns her rage and sorrow into power and, determined to destroy the warlock she holds responsible for the tragedy, forms an uneasy alliance with an earth witch who stirs within her a deep desire.
Witch Fire by Anya Bast
When Jack McAllister, the head of security for The Coven, a national organization that governs witches, is assigned to watch over Mira Hoskins, who is unaware of her abilities, and protect her from a group of renegade witches, his assignment takes a passionate turn.
The Witches' Hammer by Jane Stanton Hitchcock
When Beatrice O'Connell's beloved book-collector father is murdered shortly after receiving a rare book on witchcraft, she searches for the killer, uncovering traces of an evil conspiracy, even as she becomes increasingly fascinated with the witchcraft tome.
The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman
In a small, early sixteenth-century German village wracked by a severe famine, a friar, armed with a book called the Malleus Maleficarum, claims that he can alleviate the witch's spell causing the town's problems, a claim that leads Gude, an older woman accused of witchcraft by her daughter-in-law, and other women, to pay a terrible price.
Witching Moon by Rebecca York
While patrolling the Nature's Refuge preserve in a Georgia swamp--an eerie place rife with superstition and death--werewolf Adam Marshall meets beautiful botanist Sara Weston, and as desire flares between them, a coven of powerful witches, bent on revenge, threatens to destroy them.
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