FIC: Dawson’s Fall by Roxana Robinson

Summer: Fiction Pick

This is a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, we see America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social, and moral landscape. This is beautifully written, like all of Roxana’s books.

Elly

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