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10/22/2013 - AuthorTalk with Karen Vorbeck-Williams Author of the Local Historical Novel My Enemy’s Tears: The Witch of Northampton

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:00

AuthorTalk with Karen Vorbeck-Williams Author of the Local Historical Novel My Enemy’s Tears: The Witch of Northampton

Karen Vorbeck-Williams grew up hearing her grandmother’s tales of witches, with one major difference ~ the stories were family history!  My Enemy’s Tears: The Witch of Northampton is based on the historical record of Williams’ 11th great-grandmother, Mary Bliss Parsons and her arch enemy Sarah Lyman Bridgeman.  The two women spend their married lives in Springfield and Northampton, where a youthful disagreement festers into a reason to hate and then fear each other.  Sarah accuses Mary of murder by witchcraft, resulting in a trial before the Court of Assistants in Boston – 17 years before the Salem Witch Trials began!  For more information, visit www.karenvorbeckwilliams.com.

Sign up for this event by calling 789-1550 x4, or online at www.agawamlibrary.org.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.