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Behind the Book by Adriana Mather

Debut author Adriana Mather draws from her own family legacy in How to Hang a Witch, a twisty mixture of history and horror. The protagonist, Samantha, shares her last name with the author, as Mather is a real-life descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for the Salem Witch Trials. As a fictional descendant of Cotton Mather, Samantha finds herself caught up in a centuries-old curse when she moves to Salem, as well as encounters with real ghosts and classmates who don't appreciate her heritage. Mather shares more of her family connection to this dark side of American history.

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