Beth Caruso Book Talk

September 7, 2018
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Beth Caruso, Author of One of Windsor

Tuesday, October 23rd
6:30 p.m. Founders Hall Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public


Beth M. Caruso, author of One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America’s First Witch Hanging, will present a talk on her book on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm, in Founders Hall Auditorium. A chilling story from Windsor, Connecticut’s earliest town and the home of Alice “Alse” Young, the unfortunate first victim of the Connecticut witch trials.

Alice, a young woman prone to intuitive insights and loyalty to the only family she has ever known, leaves England for the rigid colony of the Massachusetts Bay in 1635 in hopes of reuniting with them again.  Finally settling in Windsor, CT, she encounters the rich American wilderness and its inhabitants, her own healing abilities and the blinding fears of Puritan leaders, in colonial Connecticut, ushering in and influencing New England’s gruesome witch trial history.

Lisa Johnson, Executive Director, Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington, CT describes One of Wonder as “The best work of research-based historical fiction about the New England witchcraft trials to date, unearthing a little-known case with rich detail and skill.”

Author Beth M. Caruso grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and spent her childhood writing puppet shows and witches’ cookbooks. She studied French Literature and Hispanic Studies, earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati. She later obtained Masters Degrees in Nursing and Public Health.

Aside from writing, Beth’s interests include aromatherapy, travel, and gardening. Her latest passion is to discover and convey important stories of women in American history. One of Windsor is her debut novel.  She is currently finishing her second novel that takes place in colonial New Amsterdam and Connecticut. Beth is a resident of Windsor, CT.

This event is funded through the Northwestern Community College Foundation and the Peggy Andl Fund.  For more information about Book Talk, please contact Professor April Parsons at