A fascinating and intimate novel of the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, narrated by the First Lady herself Mary Todd Lincoln is one of historys most misunderstood and enigmatic women. She was a political strategist, a supporter of emancipation, and a mother who survived the loss of three children and the assassination of her beloved husband. She also ran her family into debt, held seances in the White House, and was committed to an insane asylumwhich is where Janis Cooke Newmans debut novel begins. From her room in Bellevue Place, Mary chronicles her tempestuous childhood in a slaveholding Southern family and takes readers through the years after her husbands death, revealing the ebbs and flows of her passion and depression, her poverty and ridicule, and her ultimate redemption.
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