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Lake Stevens Library Book Group

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

2020-08-18 18:30:00 2020-08-18 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Lake Stevens Library Book Group Join us online to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register. Online Classes and Events

Tuesday, August 18
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-08-18 18:30:00 2020-08-18 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Lake Stevens Library Book Group Join us online to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register. Online Classes and Events

Join us online to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders! Everyone is welcome. This book discussion takes place on Zoom! To get a Zoom invitation, please register.

Ebooks and audiobooks are available for checkout at https://sno-isle.overdrive.com/library/bookclubs/search?query=Lincoln+in+the+Bardo 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE
Named One of Paste's Best Novels of the Decade
Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, USA Today, and Maureen Corrigan, NPR • One of Time's Ten Best Novels of the Year
A New York Times Notable Book • One of O: The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of the Year

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 an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, 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.

Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction's ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?

"A luminous feat of generosity and humanism."—Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review

"A masterpiece."—Zadie Smith

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Connecting with Books |

TAGS: | #Book Group | #Book Discussion Group | #Book Club |

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Looking for something fun, entertaining or informative? Connect with others and the library through online events, including stay-at-home storytimes for caregivers with children, book club discussions, family and pub trivia contests, and more.

Events are currently scheduled through the summer. The online events calendar is updated frequently as staff develop new ways to offer events remotely with technology.

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