Book Discussion Day 2018

Book: “Lincoln In the Bardo”  by George Saunders

Monday, April 23, 2018

9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Suburban Temple, 22401 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood

Speaker: TBA

Cost: Ace Members $25/Non Members $30

Get ready for a unique experience.  You’ll be amazed, confounded, and ultimately dazzled by Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

 Winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize, universally hailed by critics as one of the most riveting books of 2017, Lincoln in the Bardo is by turns quirky, funny, and heartbreaking. The style is a hybrid of drama, biography, history, and fantasy woven skillfully into a narrative about a dark chapter in the life of Abraham Lincoln.

“The saddest man in the world” confronts the death of his beloved son Willie, while the Civil War rages, ripping the country apart, the preservation of the Union by no means certain.  As he repeatedly visits his dead son in the cemetery, Lincoln is observed by a host of lively spirits trapped in the Bardo, a Tibetan Buddhist name for the transition period between death and rebirth.

Book: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.