Father of Lies

Father of Lies

By Ann Warren Turner

Harper Teen, Hardcover, 9780061370854, 247pp.

Publication Date: February 2011


Truth or Lies?

Lidda knew, with a clarity that was like a candle in a dark room, that all had changed; something was loosed in the villageDevil or notand they would pay for it, every last man, woman, and child.

Fourteen-year-old Lidda has always known she was different. She longs to escape Salem Village and its stifling rulesto be free to dance, to sing, to live as she chooses. But when a plague of accusations descends on the village and witch fever erupts, L idda begins to realize that she feels and sees things that others can't, or won't. But how will she expose the truth without being hung as a witch herself?

Gripping and emotional, Ann Turner's retelling of the Salem witch trials captures one girl's brave soul-searching amidst a backdrop of fear and blame.

About the Author
Turner lives with her husband, Richard, and their two children, Benjamin and Charlotte.