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A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldi
11 March 2009, 12:00 am
A Break with CharityAnn RinaldiISBN:9780152046828
About the book:
Susanna desperately wants to join the circle of girls whomeet every week at the parsonage. What she doesn”t realizeis that the girls are about to set o
a torrent of falseaccusations leading to the imprisonment and execution of countless innocent people. Susanna faces a painful choice.Should she keep quiet and let the witch-hunt panic continue,or should she "break charity" with the group–and risk havingher own family members named as witches?Reader”s guide included.
About the author:ANN RINALDI
is an award-winning author best known forbringing history vividly to life. She has received numerousstarred reviews and awards, as well as widespread recognition for her historicalnovels. Ms. Rinaldi lives in central New Jersey.
Q> Why does Susanna feel she is as guilty as Ann Putnam and her circle of girls? Doyou think she shares their guilt?
Father English advises Susanna: "Think for yourself, daughter. But know when tospeak and when to remain silent." Susanna had many chances to tell what she knewabout Ann”s circle. Why didn”t she break charity with the girls? Would you havespoken up in her situation?
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