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George Saunders / Lincoln In The Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. The long-awaited first novel from George Saunders: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented.

Sunday, May 28 at 12:30 pm on 12.2


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The weekly series WELL READ features lively, engaging conversations about ideas in literature. Host Terry Tazioli introduces the latest books — both fiction and non-fiction — and interviews noted authors about the themes in their latest works. This season features renowned authors Khaled Hosseini (And the Mountains Echoed), Temple Grandin (The Autistic Brain), Susan Orlean (Rin Tin Tin) and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout (The Burgess Boys). Following each interview, Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn (former vice president of the National Book Critics Circle) joins Tazioli to further explore the literary themes of the week's book and to recommend related authors and other reading material.