Between the Lines Reads Booth

Do you LOVE to read? Do you love trying new books and discussing them with friends? Pick up your book for the next Between the Lines Book Club today!

This June, BTL is reading Booth by Karen Joy Fowler, a family drama that focuses on an unlikely subject: the family of President Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, hide, and bear ten children over the course of the next sixteen years. Junius Booth—breadwinner, celebrated Shakespearean actor, and master of the house in more ways than one—is at once a mesmerizing talent and a man of terrifying instability. One by one the children arrive, as year by year, the country draws frighteningly closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war.

As the tenor of the world shifts, the Booths emerge from their hidden lives to cement their place as one of the country’s leading theatrical families. But behind the curtains of the many stages they have graced, multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters begin to take their toll, and the solemn siblings of John Wilkes Booth are left to reckon with the truth behind the destructively specious promise of an early prophecy.

We have added a new meeting to our schedule to better suit your life! In addition to our regular daytime meetings, we will also be meeting on June 27th at 6:30 pm at the newly renovated Local History Library @ The Depot! As always, we will be meeting at the Aurora Public Library on June 22nd at 1 pm and at the Dillsboro Public Library on June 23rd at 1 pm. Please feel welcome to attend any meeting that you wish, and keep an eye out for some delicious themed treats coming to your meetings this year!

We cannot wait to see you there! You can check out a BTL book at the Aurora or Dillsboro Public Libraries with a library card today to sign up.