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Katherine Howe

Biography

Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer of historical fiction. Her adult novels are THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list in 2009 and was named one of USA Today’s top 10 books of the year, and THE HOUSE OF VELVET AND GLASS, which was a USA Today bestseller in 2011. For young adults, Katherine has written CONVERSION, which received the 2015 Massachusetts Book Award in young adult literature, and a New York City-based literary ghost story called THE APPEARANCE OF ANNIE VAN SINDEREN, which was named a 2016 “Must Read” for young adults by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.

Katherine Howe

Books by Katherine Howe

by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe - History, Nonfiction

When 11-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the 19th century, no one could have imagined that one day he would build two empires --- one in shipping and another in railroads --- that would make him the richest man in America. His staggering fortune was fought over by his heirs after his death in 1877, sowing familial discord that would never fully heal. Though his son Billy doubled the money left by “the Commodore,” subsequent generations competed to find new and ever more extraordinary ways of spending it. Now, the Commodore’s great-great-great-grandson, Anderson Cooper, joins with historian Katherine Howe to explore the story of his legendary family and their outsized influence.

by Katherine Howe - Fiction, Supernatural, Women's Fiction

Connie Goodwin is an expert on America’s fractured past with witchcraft. A young, tenure-track professor in Boston, she’s earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America --- especially women’s home recipes and medicines --- and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows. When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner’s life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds’-years-long deadly curse.

by Katherine Howe - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Katherine Howe, author of the bestseller THE PHYSICK BOOK OF DELIVERANCE DANE, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball.