Tituba of Salem Village by Ann Petry


A historical fiction novel recounting how Tituba came to work for Rev. Parris, her life as his slave, and the goings-on in Salem that led to the trials. All the characters are familiar, especially if you’ve watched or read Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.


A very quick read. It kept me interested, even though I already knew the ending. At times, I didn’t want to put the book down. Recommended, definitely.

It was shocking to see that the last name of Tituba’s mistress in Barbados was Endicott, my maiden name. I don’t know how accurate that piece of information is.

©Cori Endicott May 2013