Lincoln Literary Roundtable

In 2009, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth by having a Lincoln Literary Roundtable. Each group member selected her own book and brought it to share at our June discussion. Here are our choices:

Abraham Lincoln, by Thomas Keneally (Penguin Lives series)

The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln, by C. A. Tripp

Lincoln on Race and Slavery, edited by Henry Louis Gates

The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage, by Daniel Mark Epstein

Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled his Greatness, by Joshua Wolf Shenk

Mary, Mrs. A. Lincoln: A Novel, by Janis Cooke Newman

Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckley: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship between a First Lady and a Former Slave, by Jennifer Fleischner

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker: The Unlikely Friendship of Elizabeth Keckley and Mary Todd Lincoln by Lynda Jones

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin