Lincoln's Dreams

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Fiction - 228 pages
10 Reviews
"A novel of classical proportions and virtues...humane and moving."–The Washington Post Book World

"A love story on more than one level, and Ms. Willis does justice to them all. It was only toward the end of the book that I realized how much tension had been generated, how engrossed I was in the characters, how much I cared about their fates."–The New York Times Book Review

For Jeff Johnston, a young historical reseacher for a Civil War novelist, reality is redefined on a bitter cold night near the close of a lingering winter. He meets Annie, an intense and lovely young woman suffering from vivid, intense nightmares. Haunted by the dreamer and her unrelenting dreams, Jeff leads Annie on an emotional odyssey through the heartland of the Civil War in search of a cure. On long-silenced battlefields their relationship blossoms–two obsessed lovers linked by unbreakable chains of history, torn by a duty that could destroy them both. Suspenseful, moving, and highly compelling, Lincoln’s Dreams is a novel of rare imaginative power.
 

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User Review  - AuntieClio - LibraryThing

This was very entertaining and easy to read. Jeff is a historical researcher for a writer of Civil War novels. One night he meets Annie at a party given by his boss. Jeff's college roommate, Richard ... Read full review

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

For a science fiction writer, Connie Willis does an amazing amount of historical research. So many sci-fi novels are set in the future, but hers seem to focus more on the past. And she goes to great ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
35
Section 3
46
Section 4
63
Section 5
79
Section 6
97
Section 7
110
Section 8
122
Section 10
153
Section 11
167
Section 12
184
Section 13
192
Section 14
201
Section 15
212
Section 16
229
Section 17
231

Section 9
138

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About the author (1992)

Connie Willis has won six Nebula and Six Hugo Awards (more than any other science fiction writer) and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for her first novel, Lincoln's Dreams.  Her novel Doomsday Book won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, and her first short-story collection, Fire Watch, was a New York Times Notable Book.  Her other works include Bellwether, Impossible Things, Remake, and Uncharted Territory.  Ms.  Willis lives in Greeley, Colorado, with her family.

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