"Though the story tends toward melodrama, and the ironworks feels like an underdeveloped character, the tangle of human affairs makes for a satisfying tale of home, community and the nature of love. (author's note, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
As she did in The Sacrifice (2005), about the Salem witch trials, Duble examines the dynamics of outsiders and insiders, outcasts and dreamers, in a tight-knit community.
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