Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
November 1, 2022 (by Tara Repucci)
(l adored it. One of my favorites of the year!)
I loved reading and discussing Booth by Karen Jay Fowler with the book club ladies at Aesop’s Fable in Holliston, MA last night. This novel is a solid commitment at almost 500 pages, and it is not fast paced, but somehow Karen Joy Fowler made me adore the reading experience while teaching me so much about American history, politics and theater in the 1800s. Read this when you are in the mood for a fictional retelling of the man who shot Abraham Lincoln, the nation that shaped him and the dysfunctional family he left behind. It is Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell meets The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
Best paired with three entire pieces of toast dripping with butter and a cup of strong coffee. XO, Tara