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2. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

Looking for something that’s a bit more experimental than your average novel? Check out George Saunders’ inventive and rewarding Lincoln in the Bardo. The first novel from acclaimed short story writer Saunders, ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ examines the crushing depression that hit President Lincoln in 1862 following the death of his 11-year-old son Willie. But, you know, it’s also a comedy. Interchangeably hilarious and heart-breaking, this risky supernatural novel is something that’s perfect for high-minded readers in search of a good time.


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