The Witch Diggers

Finalist, National Book Awards 1952 for Fiction

First edition cover of The Witch Diggers by Jessamyn West
ISBN 9780151976379
Harcourt, Brace and Company
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Jessamyn West

essamyn West (1902-1984) was born in Indiana to Quaker parents and lived most of her life in California. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Mademoiselle, Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, and Redbook, among others. More about this author >

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Christie Fraser went to court Cate Conboy on Xmas Eve 1899. He had only met her once at his cousins sociable. During his visit he learned a lot about Cate, her family, and the inmated of the Poor Farm her father ran. The reader learns what happed to Cate’s courtship and what role the “diggers” played.