Lincoln in the Bardo Book
Score: 4
From 121 Ratings

Lincoln in the Bardo


  • Author : George Saunders
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812995350

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Lincoln in the Bardo Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, USA Today, and Maureen Corrigan, NPR • One of Time’s Ten Best Novels of the Year • A New York Times Notable 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. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body. 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. Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thri

Lincoln in the Bardo Book
Score: 4
From 122 Ratings

Lincoln in the Bardo


  • Author : George Saunders
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2018-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812985405

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Lincoln in the Bardo Book Description :

"From the seed of historical truth that is the death of President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son Willie, George Saunders spins a story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm ... 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."--Amazon.com.

Lincoln in the Bardo Book
Score: 4
From 121 Ratings

Lincoln in the Bardo


  • Author : George Saunders
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408871768

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Lincoln in the Bardo Book Description :

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 A STORY OF LOVE AFTER DEATH 'A masterpiece' Zadie Smith 'Extraordinary' Daily Mail 'Breathtaking' Observer 'A tour de force' The Sunday Times The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself trapped in a transitional realm - called, in Tibetan tradition, the bardo - and as ghosts mingle, squabble, gripe and commiserate, and stony tendrils creep towards the boy, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul. Unfolding over a single night, Lincoln in the Bardo is written with George Saunders' inimitable humour, pathos and grace. Here he invents an exhilarating new form, and is confirmed as one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Deploying a theatrical, kaleidoscopic panoply of voices - living and dead, historical and fictional - Lincoln in the Bardo poses a timeless question: how do we live and love when we know that everything we hold dear must end?

Tenth of December Book
Score: 3.5
From 93 Ratings

Tenth of December


  • Author : George Saunders
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-01-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408837351

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Tenth of December Book Description :

WINNER OF THE 2014 FOLIO PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013 George Saunders's most wryly hilarious and disturbing collection yet, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxTM in some unusual drug trials; and Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile that he hopes will make him popular. With dark visions of the future riffing against ghosts of the past and the ever-settling present, this collection sings with astonishing charm and intensity.

The Braindead Megaphone Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Braindead Megaphone


  • Author : George Saunders
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 159448256X

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The Braindead Megaphone Book Description :

In a compilation of nonfiction essays, the author shares his thoughts on literature, politics, and travel.

Congratulations  by the Way Book

Congratulations by the Way


  • Author : George Saunders
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-05-22
  • Genre: Kindness
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408859346

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Congratulations by the Way Book Description :

An inspiring message from the inaugural Folio Prize winner, George Saunders, one of today's most influential and original writers

The Dirty Dust Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

The Dirty Dust


  • Author : Máirtín Ó Cadhain
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300213591

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The Dirty Dust Book Description :

Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s irresistible and infamous novel The Dirty Dust is consistently ranked as the most important prose work in modern Irish, yet no translation for English-language readers has ever before been published. Alan Titley’s vigorous new translation, full of the brio and guts of Ó Cadhain’s original, at last brings the pleasures of this great satiric novel to the far wider audience it deserves. In The Dirty Dust all characters lie dead in their graves. This, however, does not impair their banter or their appetite for news of aboveground happenings from the recently arrived. Told entirely in dialogue, Ó Cadhain’s daring novel listens in on the gossip, rumors, backbiting, complaining, and obsessing of the local community. In the afterlife, it seems, the same old life goes on beneath the sod. Only nothing can be done about it—apart from talk. In this merciless yet comical portrayal of a closely bound community, Ó Cadhain remains keenly attuned to the absurdity of human behavior, the lilt of Irish gab, and the nasty, deceptive magic of human connection.

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline Book
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline


  • Author : George Saunders
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Short stories, American
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812987683

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline Book Description :

"Originally published in hardcover in United States by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 1996 ..."--Title page verso.

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip


  • Author : George Saunders
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812989632

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The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip Book Description :

Originally published: New York: Villard Books, 2000.

Study Guide for Book Clubs Book

Study Guide for Book Clubs


  • Author : Kathryn Cope
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN 10 : 1973522608

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Study Guide for Book Clubs Book Description :

Whether you are a member of a book club, or simply reading 'Lincoln in the Bardo' for pleasure, this clear and concise guide, written by a specialist in literature, will greatly enhance your reading experience. A comprehensive guide to George Saunders' acclaimed novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo', this discussion aid includes a wealth of information and resources: useful literary and historical context; an author biography; a plot synopsis; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; twenty thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended further reading and even a quick quiz. For those in book clubs, this useful companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a multi-layered text. *Please note that this is a companion guide only. It does not contain the text of the original novel.*