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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
Category:
Contemporary
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Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
4.0 Experimental, challenging, touching and funny at times but not a crowd-pleaser.
I thank NetGalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me an ARC copy of this novel that I freely chose to review. First, in case you have not read the book or anything about it, and wonder what the bardo of the title refers to, it is a Buddhist concept (in Tibetan Buddhism, it seems, and I’ve re...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
2.0 Moving story about grief and choices.
Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders, author: Narrators, *too many narrators to list. It would take a hard-hearted person not to be moved by the story of the emotional collapse of Mary Lincoln and the terrible outward grief shown by President Abraham Lincoln when their young, very well loved 11 yea...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 Lincoln in the Bardo
So, I was shopping Bloomsbury's annual end of financial year sale the other day, when I was suddenly possessed by someone who reads award winning literature; not wanting to waste the money spent on the book, I wanted to read it before the exorcism, so I cracked it open as soon as it arrived. The ri...
"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...
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