Lincoln in the Bardo
A NovelPaperback - 2017
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If you're a fan of the bizarre short stories of George Saunders, we have some good news about his first novel: he's still weird. This engaging historical novel, written largely in dialogue (somewhat like a play) and inspired by the loss of Lincoln's son Willie during the Civil War, is an unusual ... Read More »
Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the top ten books of 2017.
Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.
Finalist, 2018 Carnegie Medal for Fiction
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All were in sorrow, or had been, or soon would be. It was the nature of things. Though on the surface it seemed every person was different, this was not true. At the core of each lay suffering; our eventual end, the many losses we must experience on the way to that end. We must try to see one another in this way. As suffering, limited beings, perennially outmatched by circumstances, inadequately endowed with compensatory graces.
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