Lincoln in the Bardo
A NovelBook - 2017
From Library Staff
This historical fiction revolves around President Lincoln's mourning the death of his son. Selection for October 4.
On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body.
History books explain that Willie, Abraham Lincoln's 11-year-old son, died from a prolonged illness in the winter of 1862, only months into the bloody Civil War. Young Willie awakes in a strange purgatory--the Bardo, in Tibetan tradition--where ghosts dwell and search for peace.
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
SummaryAdd a Summary
There are no summaries for this title yet.
QuotesAdd a Quote
There are no quotes for this title yet.