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Poplar Creek Book Discussion

Adults 55+

Poplar Creek Book Discussion

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Thursday, September 19

10:15 – 11:45 A.M.                                                 Donation: Free

Please join us for discussion and conversation of Lincoln in the Bardo.  President Lincoln’s eleven-year-old son Willie dies just a year into the Civil War and is buried in a cemetery in Georgetown.  Lincoln returns alone to the crypt to spend time with his boy’s body.  This is a historical fact and is the jumping off point for a story that is an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance.  This transitory realm is the bardo of Tibetan tradition.  Refreshments will be provided. Registration required.

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