Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

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Author: Chiaverini, Jennifer

Brand: Dutton

Color: Black

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 416

Release Date: 14-11-2017

Details: Product Description The  New York Times bestselling author of  Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence.   John Wilkes Booth, the mercurial son of an acclaimed British stage actor and a Covent Garden flower girl, committed one of the most notorious acts in American history—the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.   The subject of more than a century of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession, Booth is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, a violent loner whose single murderous act made him the most hated man in America. Lost to history until now is the story of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return: Mary Ann, the steadfast matriarch of the Booth family; Asia, his loyal sister and confidante; Lucy Lambert Hale, the senator’s daughter who adored Booth yet tragically misunderstood the intensity of his wrath; and Mary Surratt, the Confederate widow entrusted with the secrets of his vengeful plot.    Fates and Traitors brings to life pivotal actors—some willing, others unwitting—who made an indelible mark on the history of our nation. Chiaverini portrays not just a soul in turmoil but a country at the precipice of immense change. Review “Chiaverini’s accomplishment is her remarkable ability to build dramatic tension . . . A completely compelling novel.”—Booklist (starred review)"Chiaverini expands the dimensions of Booth's tragedy to classic proportions. . . . Engaging, sweeping historical fiction that complicates politics by teasing out the domestic and romantic repercussions of treason."—Kirkus Reviews"Wonderfully evoking the times and places that Booth knew, Chiaverini's work makes for enthralling reading. . . . Readers who enjoy historical fiction, especially dealing with the Civil War, as well as fans of the author, will find this winning novel difficult to put down."—Library Journal (starred review)"Like the gifted historical novelist that she is, [Chiaverini] presents the facts, illustrates the horror of the event through the eyes of four women who were dominant figures in Booth’s life. Tragedy becomes personal. . . . Fates and Traitors is a magnificent novel that presents an accurate portrayal of the individuals involved in Lincoln’s assassination."—NY Journal of Books“Well-told and engrossing.”—Washington Times"Fascinating."—USA Today"Jennifer Chiaverini takes you back to the last days of the Civil War, when tensions ran high and one man made a decision that would change US history forever."—Bustle"Unforgettably poignant."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram"Fates and Traitors is a diamond of a novel.”—RT Book Reviews“[Chiaverini] expertly weaves well-researched facts with narrative. . . . [She] imagines the fate of the traitor’s loved ones and thus pulls the American people into a history they didn’t know they missed.”—Bookreporter“Fates and Traitors is well researched. . . . The plot is highly suspenseful even when one already knows the outcome.”—Shelf Awareness“This is a fascinating look at an infamous figure. It is really rich in detail. Chiaverini is able to build dramatic tension as you follow the story, even though you know how it is going to end.”—The Daily American“Fates and Traitors is a novel about mothers and sons, brothers and sisters, the line between patriot and traitor, and the lengths we go to for love. A fascinating look at a slice of our country’s history, an incisive portrait of obsession, and overall impossible to put down.” --Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of At the Water’s Edge and Water for Elephants“Fates and Traitors is a fascinating, thrilling look into the women who loved one of history's greatest villains. Meticulously researched and beautifully told, Jennifer Chiaverini delves deep into the complicated, nuanced world of John Wilkes Booth.”—Anton DiSclafani, author of The After Party and The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Gi

EAN: 9781101983843

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedVeryGood