17. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Janet

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult, 434 pages, read by Janet, on 03/31/2012

Sometimes we are blamed for something we didn’t do and can’t prove otherwise.  Jack St. Bride was accused of raping a teenage girl, but couldn’t prove he didn’t – twice!  Bad news about someone travels fast in small towns and isn’t easily put down, no matter how well that person conducts themselves.  We are reminded of the poem of Jack and Jill and their problems and parts of Arthur Millers’ The Crucible.  The combination of teen-age girls trying out the practices of Wicca and a handsome stranger with a questionable past leads to a very interesting small town problem.  Many secrets are hiding.


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