UCHICAGO PITTSBURGH ALUMNI BOOK GROUP
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders
The Pittsburgh Book Club will meet at 7PM on Tuesday, February 13, to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders. The February Book Club will be held at the Mount Washington home of Bill Schlachter (MPP’08). Contact Steve Shandor, AB'84, MBA'88 at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are coming. Location details will be sent after emailing Steve.
We hope to see you all there! Below is a brief description of the book:
Lincoln in the Bardo is the critically acclaimed, 2017 Booker-prize-winning novel by American writer George Saunders. It is Saunders's first full-length novel and was the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller for the week of March 5, 2017. Saunders is better known for his short stories, reporting, and occasional essays.
The novel takes place during and after the death of Abraham Lincoln's son William "Willie" Wallace Lincoln and deals with the president's grief at his loss. The bulk of the novel, which takes place over the course of a single evening, is set in the bardo—an intermediate space between life and rebirth.