Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

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Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
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Published: March 8, 2022
From the Man Booker finalist and bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves comes an epic and intimate novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth. In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, to hide, and to bear ten children over the course of the next sixteen years. Junius Booth—breadwinner, celebrated Shakespearean actor, and master…

Booth by Karen Joy Fowler book review

A fabulous book about a famous actor and his family just before The Civil War in America in the 1840s—based on a true story The right amount of humour and seriousness to make it compelling. I was sad when I ended. A masterful storyteller. Sad and beautiful.

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