Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is heartbreaking and mind-bending. The author weaves the stories of multiple characters who are stalled in between life on earth and the afterlife. The arrival of Lincoln’s young son Willie initiates a great clamoring--the denizens of the Bardo marvel that Abe Lincoln comes to see Willie. The battle to make sure Willie finds peace is the suspenseful heart of this enthralling novel. Highly recommended.