@ Your Library 2.16.24

By Beverly Ewart

Closed for Presidents’ Day,  Monday, February 19, 2024 

In honor of Presidents’ Day, may I recommend Nancy Horan’s novel, The House of Lincoln?  It’s been a while since I read it, but I do remember being impressed by the passion and the prose!  I was swept up in the story and learned a few things about Abraham Lincoln and his times that I hadn’t learned I hadn’t learned.  Here is what the publisher has to say:  “Showing intelligence beyond society’s expectations, thirteen-year-old Ana Ferreira lands a job in the Lincoln household assisting Mary Lincoln with their boys and with the hostess duties borne by the wife of a rising political star. Ana bears witness to the evolution of Lincoln’s views on equality and the Union and observes in full complexity the psyche of his bold, polarizing wife, Mary. Along with her African American friend Cal, Ana encounters the presence of the Underground Railroad in town and experiences personally how slavery is tearing apart her adopted country. Culminating in an eyewitness account of the little-known Springfield race riot of 1908, The House of Lincoln takes readers on a journey through the tumultuous changes that reshaped America and that continue to reverberate today.” 

We will be CLOSED for Presidents’ Day, so be sure to pick up The House of Lincoln before then. 🙂