Thursday, October 11, 2018

Kathy Bates's ten best books

One of actor/director Kathy Bates's ten best books, as shared at
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

This remarkable novel, which won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, takes place in a cemetery the evening after the burial of Lincoln’s son, Willie. The chorus of the dead, an astonishing cast of over 60 characters, are trapped in the Bardo, the state of existence between life and death. Another kind of bardo is taking place at the White House on the night before Willie dies. Historical diaries and letters written by those who attended the grand ball illustrate the struggle in Lincoln’s soul. His role is to be president, but he longs to be with his beloved son.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue