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The Heretic’s Daughter is the story of one family’s chronicle of the Salem witch trials as recounted by their young daughter, Sarah Carrier, to her granddaughter many years after the trials ended. The story follows the Carriers from their home in Billerica, Massachusetts to the town of Andover, where they are not welcomed too warmly. When rumors of young girls from Salem Town of having strange fits and starts claiming to be from spectral forms creep into Andover, a town already on the edge of reason and prone to fear and suspicion, people begin being arrested and charged with witchcraft.