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Booth : a novel / Karen Joy Fowler.

Fowler, Karen Joy, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593331439
  • ISBN: 0593331435
  • Physical Description: 470 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 > Family > Fiction.
Booth family > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 45 of 49 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.

Holds

  • 2 current holds with 49 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
John P. Webster Library - West Hartford PS 3556 .O844 B66 2022 (Text) 30401147775930 Adult New Book Available -


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