Abraham Lincoln: A Novel Life

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Ooligan Press, 2004 - Fiction - 252 pages
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Imagine Abraham Lincoln walking the streets of Evanston, Illinois, on Easter weekend in 1955, just a man suddenly and magically free of the terrible burden of leading the nation through war. How will the Great Emancipator react to this new world, where he finds comfort and love in the arms of a young widow? How will learning of his own death affect his efforts to end the war when he suddenly returns to the horrors of 1865?

"Abraham Lincoln, A Novel Life" answers these provocative questions in a singular depiction of emotional reality and temporal fantasy that brings America's most beloved president to life as never before. Tony Wolk tells this haunting tale from the perspectives of Lincoln and three women in his real and fictional life.

 

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Abraham Lincoln: a Novel Life is a fun time travel novel in which Abraham Lincoln unintentionally goes forward in time ninety years, to 1955, and meets a woman, Joan Matcham, to whom he accidentally introduces himself as Abraham Lincoln and then proceeds to explain. They spend an entire day together and fall in love…before Lincoln goes back to 1865. The novel is historically educational and brings Abraham Lincoln--and Mary Todd Lincoln--to life. In the back of the book is an engaging list of brief biographies on various historic figures who appear in the novel. 

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About the author (2004)

Wolk has taught English at Portland State University since 1965, specializing in Renaissance literature, science fiction, and writing classes.

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