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Affable, He Convicted Salem Innocents

Author: Stacy Schiff
Newspaper, blog or website: The New York Review of Books
Date: Mar 9 2017

“Few have so nimbly conjured with Sewall and his silence as Richard Francis, author of an excellent 2005 biography of the Salem justice. [...] Now Francis has revisited the episode in a work of fiction, arguably the closest a biographer comes to setting his book to music. The quiet ‘must haves’ of the biography burst into exuberant set pieces in the novel, Crane Pond.”

Read the full review in the March 9 issue of The New York Review of Books.