Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

This listen is about John Wilkes Booth, and not at all like your textbook in middle school. Author Karen Joy Fowler writes about the flawed, but interesting cast of characters within the Booth family (theatrics run in the family) who shared a home with the infamous assassin. Told from the perspective of Booth's siblings, this listen dives into a family of dysfunction and scandals, as well as artistic talent - all painting a picture of the turbulent times in America leading up to and during the Civil War. It took a little while for the story to draw us in, but each character was just so darn interesting, we kept our buds in. The narration is in the expert hands of January LaVoy - who is a favorite of ours and we're happy we took this journey back in time.