The WD’s Book Club next reading pick is Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Sanders, a thrilling exploration of death, grief and the powers of good and evil, featuring Abraham Lincoln as he deals with the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.
et over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a novel – in its form and voice – completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace.
As always, Book Club members (meaning you just show up) will enjoy a 10% discount on the next book club title and on every item they’ll ask for at the bar during the Book Club meeting.
Let’s meet up and indulge talking about our beloved city and its place in Literature.