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Evening book club: Lincoln in the Bardo
April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Our Evening Book Club will meet virtually to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. Copies of the book will be available to borrow from the library. All are welcome to join us at the meeting by clicking on the GoToMeeting link below.
Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other—for no one but Saunders could conceive it.
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 returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy’s body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a thrilling, supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying.
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Evening book club: “Lincoln in the Bardo”
Tue, Apr 6, 2021 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (CDT)
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