Thursday 26th May, 7pm
Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Cheltenham
Tickets £7 (£3 redeemable against the book at the event)
Booker Prize long-listed, bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler will discuss her new novel, Booth – the epic story of the infamous ill-fated Booth family.
Junius is the patriarch, a celebrated Shakespearean actor who fled bigamy charges in England, both a mesmerising talent and a man of terrifying instability. As his children grow up in a remote farmstead in 1830s rural Baltimore, the country draws ever closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war.
Of the six Booth siblings who survive to adulthood, each has their own dreams they must fight to realise – but it is Johnny who makes the terrible decision that will change the course of history – the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Booth is a riveting novel focused on the very things that bind, and break, a family.