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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
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George Saunders is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the Man Booker Prize; Congratulations, by the way; Tenth of December, a finalist for the National Book Award; The Braindead Megaphone; and the critically acclaimed short story collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and In Persuasion Nation. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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Praise for George Saunders

"Nothing has been read its last rites more frequently than the American short story. George Saunders proves, yet again, to be the form's one-man defibrillator."-Harper's Magazine

"No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised."-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time."-Khaled Hosseini

"One of the most gifted, wickedly entertaining story writers around."-The New York Times Book Review

"Subversive, hilarious, and emotionally piercing . . . Few writers can encompass that range of adjectives, but Saunders is a true original-restlessly inventive, yet deeply humane."-Jennifer Egan

"The best short-story writer in English-not 'one of,' not 'arguably,' but the Best."-Mary Karr, Time

Praise for Lincoln in the Bardo

"It's not like anything anyone has written before. The author may have set out to write his first novel, but the work he completed is a genre unto itself."-The Atlantic

"A luminous feat of generosity and humanism."-Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review

"Depicts a ferocious, keenly felt, and sometimes comic struggle. . . . Lincoln in the Bardo has great matters on its mind: freedom and slavery, the spirit and the body."-Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker

"A strikingly original production . . . that confounds our expectations of what a novel should look and sound like."-Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Fans of Saunders's stories-some of the most original work in American history-have craved this book for a long time, and he has not disappointed. Saunders has disassembled the novel as a form and put it back together in a fascinating shape."-John Freeman, The Boston Globe

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