Suggested One Read: Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo book cover

We are currently taking your suggestions for our 2018 One Read title, and we’ll be highlighting some of these books here at so you can see what other community members are reading and enjoying. All of these titles will be considered by our reading panel as they begin narrowing the list of suggestions.

The first suggestion we’re highlighting is Man Booker Prize winner “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. The nominator does a wonderful job describing the book: “[‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ is] a beautiful examination of the place between this life and the next; this novel based on Abraham Lincoln’s son Willie’s death allows readers to identify with the great President’s grief as well as with the dead themselves, all with compassion and humor. A marvelous read.”

Let us know what you think our community should read in 2018 by filling out a suggestion form at any of our branches, the bookmobile or online at by November 30.

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