Lincoln in the bardo
(Large Type)

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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
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Central - Adult Large Type  1 available
LT F SAUND

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Format
Large Type
Physical Desc
475 pages (large print) ; 23
Language
English
ISBN
9781410497475, 141049747X

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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, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. "My poor boy, he was too good for this earth," the president says at the time. "God has called him home." Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy's body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins a story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state -- called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo -- a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Saunders, G. (2017). Lincoln in the bardo . Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Saunders, George, 1958-. 2017. Lincoln in the Bardo. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Saunders, George, 1958-. Lincoln in the Bardo Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Saunders, George. Lincoln in the Bardo Thorndike Press, 2017.

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