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Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders

Hardcover, 341 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $28 |

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A long-awaited first novel by the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling author of Tenth of December traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the 16th President after the death of his 11-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.

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Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

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'Lincoln In The Bardo' Pictures An American Saint Of Sorrow

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George Saunders Re-Imagines A President's Grief With 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

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