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Courting Mr. Lincoln

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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 people who loved him best: a young, marriageable Mary Todd and Lincoln's best friend, Joshua Speed. When sparky and independent Mary Todd arrives in Springfield, Illinois, in the 1840s to live with her sister, who is determined to find Mary a husband, she is astonished to find herself drawn to an awkward, melancholic lawyer with a gift for oratory. The two share ambition, an obsession with politics--and a need to be suitably married off. Always at Lincoln's side, however, is the charming Joshua Speed, a shopkeeper who became his mentor in society, loyal friend, roommate--and possible lover. Told in alternating chapters from the points of view of Todd and Speed, this witty, psychologically astute, and brilliantly plotted novel follows the threesome during Todd and Lincoln's tumultuous courtship, with all the suspense and delight of the best Jane Austen novels. Historians have long speculated that Lincoln and Speed had a romantic relationship, and here Bayard explores that forbidden possibility with deep empathy. Rich with both period detail and contemporary insight, Courting Mr. Lincoln offers smart storytelling at the highest level.

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Geneva Public Library BAYARD (Text)
First Floor New Books
52118300972590
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05/30/2019
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300368365
Checked out
06/08/2019
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Lima Public Library FIC BAY (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002041729
Checked out
06/01/2019
Livonia Public Library FIC BAY (Text)
Adult New
52140300563690
Checked out
05/28/2019
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Ontario Public Library FIC BAY (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300758414
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Phelps Library Fic Bay (Text)
Adult Fiction
52143100427090
Checked out
06/10/2019
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Victor Farmington Library BAY (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300874118
Checked out
06/03/2019
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC BAY (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002851276
Checked out
06/02/2019
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