I am not sure when it started, but for as long as I remember I have been drawn to Salem. I am not sure if it is the injustice of the witch trials, the fiction surrounding the town, or the fact that I can trace my paternal ancestry to the area. There are several historically linked fiction that I love( I do not call them actual historical fiction because they are based in modern day).

  1. How to Hang A Witch- Adriana Mather- I was guilty of impulse buying this book while in graduate school. I saw an add on facebook, then again as a pop up. I was drawn to the youtube trailer, and I liked the summary. I did not have a lot of hope for the book to be a huge hit but I was intrigued. I loved the mystery and supernatural romance of the book enough to pick up the sequel and recommend it to a few friends.
  2. Gallows Hill- Louis Duncan- From the author of Stranger with my face comes a magical thriller. I do not want to spoil anything so go to your library and pick up a copy!

Bonus- The witches from the Charmed Series have an ancestor from Salem and I have always found the show empowering and comforting. I have watched it since middle school when I would rush off the bus, finish my homework and watch an episode before dinner time.

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