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Author:
Fowler, Karen Joy, author.
Title:
Booth : a novel / Karen Joy Fowler.
Publisher:
G. P. Putnam's Sons,
Copyright Date:
2022
Description:
470 pages ; 24 cm
Subject:
Booth, John Wilkes,--1838-1865--Family--Fiction.
Booth family--Fiction.
Family secrets--Fiction.
Families--Fiction.
Secrets de famille--Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Familles--Romans, nouvelles, etc.
FICTION / Historical / Civil War Era.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Biographical.
Booth family.
Booth, John Wilkes,--1838-1865.
Families.
Family secrets.
Alcoholism--Fiction.
United States--Social conditions--Fiction.
United States--Politics and government--Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fictional Work
Biographical fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Romans.
Summary:
"From the Man Booker finalist and bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves comes an epic novel about the family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: John Wilkes Booth"-- Provided by publisher.
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 of the house in more ways than one--is at once a mesmerizing talent and a man of terrifying instability. One by one the children arrive, as year by year, the country draws frighteningly closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war. As the tenor of the world shifts, the Booths emerge from their hidden lives to cement their place as one of the country's leading theatrical families. But behind the curtains of the many stages they have graced, multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters begin to take their toll, and the solemn siblings of John Wilkes Booth are left to reckon with the truth behind the destructively specious promise of an early prophecy.
ISBN:
0593331435
9780593331439
OCLC:
(OCoLC)1274023395
LCCN:
2021048770
Locations:
VXPE964 -- Decorah Public Library (Decorah) — Copies: 10
BWPD851 -- Bertha Bartlett Public Library (Story City) — Copies: 15

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