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The Resource Lincoln in the bardo : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups] : a novel, George Saunders, (kit)

Lincoln in the bardo : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups] : a novel, George Saunders, (kit)

Label
Lincoln in the bardo : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups] : a novel
Title
Lincoln in the bardo
Title remainder
[a Gab bag for book discussion groups] : a novel
Statement of responsibility
George Saunders
Title variation
Gab bags
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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<U+2019>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<U+2019>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<U+2014>called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo<U+2014>a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie<U+2019>s soul
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545974
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saunders, George
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A7897
LC item number
L56 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williamsburg Regional Library
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Grief
  • Book clubs (Discussion groups)
  • Group reading
Target audience
adult
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups] : a novel, George Saunders, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=33167
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Random House, 2017 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 350 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
14 regular print copies, 1 audiobook +
Isbn
9780812995343
Lccn
2016004993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call the Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 942885124
  • (OCoLC)942885124
Label
Lincoln in the bardo : [a Gab bag for book discussion groups] : a novel, George Saunders, (kit)
Link
http://www.kitkeeper.com/show_kit_list.cfm?curOrg=wburg&curKID=33167
Publication
Note
  • Title from tag attached to tote bag
  • Assembled by the Adult Services staff of the Williamsburg Regional Library for use by book discussion groups
  • Copies published: Random House, 2017 (imprint may vary)
  • Each copy: 350 pages
Accompanying material
1 resource notebook
Carrier category
object
Carrier category code
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Book discussion group edition.
Extent
14 regular print copies, 1 audiobook +
Isbn
9780812995343
Lccn
2016004993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Please call the Adult Services Desk at 259-7720 with any questions.
System control number
  • 942885124
  • (OCoLC)942885124

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