Library Book Club: Lincoln in the BardoAll times listed in Central Time.
Join us for a presentation by Faculty Services Coordinator Luetta Coonrod followed by a group book discussion of Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
10 copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Kindlon 3rd Floor Research Center beginning one month before the discussion date.
About the Book: “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.[...] 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.” (Source: Penguin Random House)
Open to students, faculty, and staff.
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Kindlon 311 (Library Conference Room)
- Book Club