Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

Great fiction is one of the ways I learn history, so Booth by Karen Joy Fowler is a wonderful treat. John Wilkes Booth killed Abraham Lincoln, but that’s not the center of this book. The center is his family, and Fowler imagines who they were and brings them to life,so that we get to see what happens to a family when a son, or a brother, commits a horrible act of violence. Fowler, one of my favorite writers, has written a must read historical fiction.

About Sarah Willis

I have been working at Loganberry Books for ten years. Before that I was a writer (four published books with FS&G and Penguin), and now I am a bookseller and a photographer. I research and order new books, as well as do whatever is needed to help make Loganberry Books the best bookstore in Ohio. I am also very good at recommending books. All of us at Loganberry are eclectic readers. Please ask for recommendations if you need or want one!
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