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The House of Lincoln

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The House of Lincoln

THE HOUSE OF LINCOLN tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's ascendance from rumpled lawyer to U.S. president to the Great Emancipator through the eyes of a young asylum-seeker who arrives in Lincoln's home of Springfield from Madeira, Portugal. Showing intelligence beyond society's expectations, 14-year-old Ana Ferreira lands a job in the Lincoln household assisting Mary Lincoln with their boys and with the hostess duties borne by the wife of a rising political star. Ana bears witness to the evolution of Lincoln's views on equality and the Union and observes in full complexity the psyche and pain of his bold, polarizing wife, Mary. She also encounters the presence of the underground railroad in town and experiences personally how slavery is tearing apart her adopted country.


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The House of Lincoln
by Nancy Horan


Anna S. from Fort Meyers, FL
Caren M. from Washington, VT
Carol A. from Highland, CA
Carol Y. from Las Vegas, NV
Catherine H. from Pittsburgh, PA
Diane H. from Newburgh, NY
Dotty G. from Roswell, GA
Eileen A. from Plano, TX
Isabel D. from Stanford, CA
Jeanine P. from Carlsbad, CA
Joanne F. from Anaheim, CA
Judy W. from Old Greenwich, CT
Karen P. from Fort Mitchell, KY
Kathrine L. from Columbia, MD
Laura R. from Lewisville, TX
Marilyn B. from Pendleton, OR
Meghan M. from Pauls Valley, OK
Pat M. from St. Clairsville, OH
Peggy B. from Georgetown, TX
Rosalie M. from Wilmington, DE
Roxanne H. from Phoenix, AZ
Sandi W. from East Moline, IL
Sharon N. from Tulsa, OK
Sharon Y. from West Des Moine, IA
Suzanne P. from Whiting, NJ