© 2017 George Saunders
Book 3: Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders. Saunders spins a national ghost story in which President Lincoln grapples with the death of his 11-year-old son, Willie. Saunders' work offers new insight into how Lincoln faced both great grief and responsibility. Lincoln's "blend of historical facts... with fantastical elements," makes it a fascinating book you'll want to discuss with a friend, says Gates (Penguin Random House site, accessed 5/25; Gates, Gates Notes, 5/21).
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