Kathleen Kent is a tenth-
generation descendant of
Martha Carrier. She is also
a masterful storyteller, and
in her first novel she paints a
haunting portrait, not just of
Puritan New England but also
of one family’s deep and
abiding love in the face of
fear and persecution.
Kathleen was very honored to be awarded the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction!
From the Author
Most of the books that have influenced and touched me the most are historical fiction. When I was a child I read a lot of Dickens, Poe and H.H. Monroe. Some of my favorites from the past are The Quincunx, by Charles Palliser, Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears, The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve, and The Source by James Michener. I also read everything by Annie Dillard, Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry. Currently I'm re-reading a book called The Long Home by William Gay who is, to me, one of the best writers in American fiction today.
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