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Lincoln in the Bardo
by George Saunders

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Lincoln's son, Willie, is sick upstairs in the White House. Despite an optimistic prognosis, tragedy strikes. Lincoln begins a series of visits to the crypt to hold the body of his eleven-year-old son. Based on reports from February 1862, George Saunders work of historical fiction focuses on the bardo--a transitional state in the Tibetan tradition.

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