Jennifer Chiaverini on the women around John Wilkes Booth

John Beacom

What drives an assassin? What makes someone break past societal barriers and kill a president?

Jennifer Chiaverini , author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, The Spymistress, and Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule, explores this territory in Fates and Traitors, a fictional history of John Wilkes Booth, before and after the assassination of President Lincoln. She focuses on four of the women closest to Booth: his mother, sister, secret fiance, and Confederate confidant.

Chiaverini will be a guest author in Columbus for the Ohioana Book Festival on April 8, 2017.

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