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Courting Mr. Lincoln : a novel / Louis Bayard.

Bayard, Louis, (author.).
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  • 22 of 44 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch FIC BAYARD COU (Text) 34207002239722 Adult Fiction Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron FIC BAY (Text) 75253000059076 Adult NEW Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F BAY (Text) 37521530929233 AMPL Adult New Fiction Shelf Checked out 07/19/2019
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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC BAY (Text) 36803001088579 FICTION Checked out 08/12/2019
Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell FIC BAY (Text) 38144000394157 Fiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC BAYARD (Text) 33118000187494 Adult: New Book Checked out 08/05/2019
Clinton PL - Clinton BAY (Text) 36806002096897 NEW ITEMS Checked out 07/30/2019
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver FIC BAYARD COU (Text) 34304000936508 Adult - Fiction Checked out 08/05/2019
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616208479
  • ISBN: 1616208473
  • Physical Description: 379 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.

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"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."-- from publisher.
Subject: Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 > Fiction.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Fiction.
Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882 > Fiction.
Courtship > Fiction.
Springfield (Ill.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Biographical.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Romance fiction.

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