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Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders
Lincoln in the Bardo
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The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil WarOn February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a... show more
The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil WarOn February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arri
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812995343 (0812995341)
ASIN: 812995341
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
3.0 Lincoln in the Bardo (Audio)
I think I need to read this book. I know the audiobook has won award after award (as has the book), but it never really grabbed me. I couldn't keep my brain attached to the story. I got annoyed with it and kept rewinding, so I'm going to get an actual book copy of this from the library and try again...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.5 Life in a Sick-Box
Lincoln in the Bardo belongs to that rarest of fantasy sub-genres, novels about the society of ghosts living in a cemetery. Like Peter S. Beagle's 'A Fine and Private Place', the inhabitants of Oak Hill Cemetery are confused about their past and have some secrets. Like Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard B...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 Lincoln in the Bardo / George Saunders
February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days,...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
1.0 Not "finished" so much as "done with."
I got one and a half cds out of six listened to, took a break, and then spent a solid week avoiding going back to it. I listened to five or six episodes of The Lost Cat podcast, a couple of In Our Time, some Fresh Air, about an hour of James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain, and a couple shows o...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
4.0 LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders
Interesting way to look at death. It took me 80 pages to get into the book then I enjoyed it. I also had the wrong Lincoln, which did not help at the beginning. I liked how the historical records were interwoven into the story with the ghosts. I also liked how Vollmer and Blevins wanted what was...
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