Lincoln in the Bardo (2017, Random House) 4 stars

Lincoln in the Bardo is a 2017 experimental novel by American writer George Saunders. It …

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4 stars

For this novel the format worked. The many, often conflicting, historical quotes provide the sense of incredible pressure that Lincoln was under in his public life that he needed to balance with this ultimate tragedy in his private life. Either one could have destroyed him, yet he overcame both and later on much more. I came away from this book with a better understanding of the strength of Lincoln's character than I have been able to obtain from numerous biographies.