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Mrs. Lincoln's sisters, a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

Summary
In May 1875, Elizabeth Todd Edwards reels from the news that her younger sister Mary, former First Lady and widow of President Abraham Lincoln, has attempted suicide. Mary's shocking act followed legal proceedings arranged by her eldest and only surviving son that declared her legally insane. Although they have long been estranged, Elizabeth knows Mary's tenuous mental health has deteriorated through decades of trauma and loss. Yet is her suicide attempt truly the impulse of a deranged mind or the desperate act of a sane woman terrified to be committed to an asylum? And, if her sisters can put past grievances aside, is their love powerful enough to save her? Maternal Elizabeth, peacemaker Frances, envious Ann, and much adored Emilie had always turned to one another in times of joy and heartache, first as children, and later as young wives and mothers. But when Civil War erupted, the conflict that divided a nation shattered their family
Language
eng
Edition
Unabridged.
Note
Title from container
Physical Description
10 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 15 min.), CD audio, digital, 4 3/4 in.
Specific Material Designation
sound disc
Isbn
9780063015470

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