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Montana Book Discussion Group: Courting Mr. Lincoln

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Read and discuss this page-turning literary historical novel about the relationships between the brilliant, melancholic future President and the two people who knew him best: his handsome and charming confidant (and roommate) Joshua Speed and the spirited young debutante Mary Todd.

Author Louis Bayard is a New York Times Notable Book author and has been shortlisted for both the Edgar and Dagger awards for his historical thrillers, which include The Pale Blue Eye and Mr. Timothy. He lives in Washington, DC, and teaches at George Washington University. Visit him online at

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