Lincoln in the Bardo
A NovelBook - 2017
From Library Staff
The book club will discuss this title on November 7, 2019.
This title will be discussed Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in the Quiet Reading Lounge. Book Club Express kit available.
February 13, 2018. James H. LaRue meeting room.
Best Historical Fiction Finalist
Nicr Jan 22, 2017
Voices of history and voices of the dead tell the sad tale of Lincoln in the Bardo. Based on the historical fact that Lincoln repeatedly entered the tomb to cradle his son's body. Saunders' original, choral approach mines the poignancy of the story, but also manages to find surprising humor in it... Read More »
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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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