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Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel

Author: Louis Bayard
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A miracle; an exquisite story exquisitely told . . . If you love Jane Austen, or Hamilton , or fiction--of any era--that transports and transforms in equal measure, look no further." --A.J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window. From the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye comes Courting Mr. Lincoln, the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Mary Todd Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Joshua F Speed; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Joshua F Speed; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Bayard
ISBN: 9781616208479 1616208473
OCLC Number: 1041205692
Description: 379 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Courting Mister Lincoln
Responsibility: Louis Bayard.

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A page-turning literary historical novel about the relationships between the brilliant, melancholic future President and the two people who knew him best: his handsome and charming confidant (and  Read more...

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An Amazon Best of the Month for April A May Indie Next Pick "An exquisite historical reimagining of a love acknowledged--and a longing denied."--People (Book of the Week) "Bayard has written eight Read more...

 
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