The Anti-Fan and the Idol By Rachel Van Dyken        
The Anti-Fan and the Idol
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Rachel Van Dyken

Roxana Robinson

Dear Reader,

Captain Frank Dawson was an English journalist; Sarah Morgan, the beautiful daughter of a Baton Rouge judge. After the Civil War they married in Charleston, SC, where at first they flourished: he as an influential editor, she a writer and mother. Later his views on race were considered too progressive then his household was fatally disrupted by a sinister neighbor. This is the story of a literary romance, a true crime, racial politics, and the real history of my great-grandparents.  

DAWSON'S FALL has been praised by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The New Yorker as well as by Josephine Humphreys, Amy Bloom, Lee Smith and Frances FitzGerald.  

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Roxana Robinson, author of Cost and Sparta