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Billingsley, Franny.
New York : Dial Books, 2011
ISBN 0803735529
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Briony Larkin believes she is a witch.  "I've confessed to everything and I'd like to be hanged. Now, if you please."  Billingsly tells the tale of a 17 year old who reminds herself everyday that she must hate herself.  If she does, no more harm can come to her family.  After all, it is her fault that her twin sister had that accident.  And her stepmother's death as well.  And now the town is in danger.  A city engineer has arrived from London and wants to drain the swamp so the railroad can run through the town.  This has angered the Boggy Mun of the swamp who extract revenge by bringing a plague of swamp cough.
SUBJECTS:     wins -- Fiction.
                        Sisters -- Fiction.
                        Supernatural -- Fiction.
                        Guilt -- Fiction.
                        Self-perception -- Fiction.
                        Stepmothers -- Fiction.
                        Secrets -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.

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