Crane pond : a novel of Salem

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New York : Europa Editions, 2016.
9781609453510, 1609453514
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350 pages ; 21 cm.
Adult (3rd Floor) - Adult Fiction
Francis, Richard
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New York : Europa Editions, 2016.
9781609453510, 1609453514


"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." --

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Francis, R. (2016). Crane pond: a novel of Salem . Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Francis, Richard, 1945-. 2016. Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem. Europa Editions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Francis, Richard, 1945-. Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem Europa Editions, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Francis, Richard. Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem Europa Editions, 2016.

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