Lincoln in the BardoLarge Print - 2017
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LPL_ShirleyB Aug 14, 2017
Saunders’ surreal, wry & insightful literary fiction is complex, including a collage of characters with diverse perspectives. While his short stories have garnered much acclaim, Lincoln in the Bardo—his first novel is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. This author’s nonfiction includes thou... Read More »
LPL_KateG Jul 17, 2017
"Traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the sixteenth president after the death of his eleven-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War."
LPL_MeredithW Jul 08, 2017
You've probably heard this book described as odd, sad, compelling, beautifully written - all of those are true! A description you might not have heard yet: page-turning. Reader, I sobbed.
LPL_DirectorBrad Apr 23, 2017
Had to find the right headspace for this one, but oh my, what a beautiful and sad book. Groundbreaking in its style. Deeply human in its grappling with life and death and the in between. Read this.
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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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