Thursday, June 27, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ, 1640 S. Lindbergh
From the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy comes the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: Mary Todd and Lincoln’s best friend, Joshua Speed. Told in the alternating voices of Mary Todd and Joshua Speed, Courting Mr. Lincoln creates a sympathetic and complex portrait of Mary unlike any that has come before; a moving portrayal of the deep and very real connection between the two men; and most of all, an evocation of the unformed man who would grow into one of the nation’s most beloved presidents. Louis Bayard, a master storyteller at the height of his powers, delivers here a page-turning tale of love, longing, and forbidden possibilities.
This event is presented by the St. Louis County Library. For more information, please call 314-994-3300.