Although a century and a half has passed since Abraham Lincoln lived, his name continues to appear on bestseller lists across the country. Authors love to write about this popular American president. Some delve into his real life experiences, while others invent alternative tales for Honest Abe. Experience the Lincoln craze for yourself during the month of February, Lincoln’s birth month, when you check out historical fiction from the Canton Free Library.
Pick up new release I am Abraham: A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War by Jerome Charyn for presidential portrait that promises to be much more engaging than your high school textbooks. Narrated by Lincoln’s character, this novel explores his marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, his complicated interactions with generals and senators, and his grief over the casualties of the Civil War. Charyn infuses this story with humor during dark times and well as Lincoln’s letters and speeches.