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2nd Friday Book Group — Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
December 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders, won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for fiction. Join Amanda Merk and the Second Friday Book Group as we discuss this experimental novel which was The New York Times hardcover bestseller for the week of March 5, 2017.
NWPL will have a few circulating copies. If you would like your own, the Yankee Bookshop will have copies available at a 15% discount for anyone who mentions our book group! Feel free to call or email to reserve your copy: 802.457.2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Description from the Man Booker Prize website:
On 22 February 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln is laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, his father Abraham arrives at the cemetery, alone, under cover of darkness.
Over the course of that evening, Abraham Lincoln paces the graveyard unsettled by the death of his beloved boy, and by the grim shadow of a war that feels as though it is without end. Meanwhile Willie is trapped in a state of limbo between the dead and the living – drawn to his father with whom he can no longer communicate, existing in a ghostly world populated by the recently passed and the long dead.
Unfolding in the graveyard over a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief and the deeper meaning and possibilities of life.