Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters by Jennifer Chiaverini

Moving back and forth in time, this author examines the relationships of Mary Todd Lincoln and several of her sisters, most especially eldest sibling, Elizabeth Todd Edwards.  Their relationships are tested by marriage, war, death, and a possible suicide attempt by Mary resulting I her son Robert’s instituting  legal proceeding to have her committed. 

Though fictional, this is a sympathetic portrayal of much-maligned Mary Lincoln, shedding light on aspects of her life that are not well known. 

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