Lincoln in the Bardo
A NovelBook - 2017
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multcolib_programming Jul 17, 2014
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A chorus of voices, some of them belonging to ghosts, tell the story of the death of Abraham Lincoln's young son and of what happened in the graveyard during a couple of nights that the President went to there to grieve in 1862. No one can bring characters as completely and quickly to life as Sau... Read More »
multcolib_dianaa Jan 25, 2016
November. This novel tells of Abraham Lincoln's visits to the graveyard after the 1862 death of his eleven-year old son, Willie. Willie is just one of many lively spirits lingering in the graveyard, and a chorus of them tell the story of Willie and his father. And because Saunders is the writer, ... 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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