New England's Witches: How They Inspired a Great American Novel and Two Authors

Celebrating the birthdays of The Scarlet Letter, Alice Hoffman, and John Updike

New England’s witches are a boon to readers and writers. That’s no help for the women accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. But it’s a benefit to those who like a good story.

Authors have, for years, tapped New England’s witch history for tales. This issue of Bidwell Hollow looks at two of these writers, Alice Hoffman and John Updike. They…

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