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The Last Temptation of Lincoln

The Last Temptation of Lincoln By Wallace Baine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781576351031
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: WeWrite LLC - January 1st, 2015

“Wallace Baine is history’s mischievous magician. In his short story, “The Last Temptation of Lincoln,” he lures us in with the tale of a beloved American hero, deflects us with smart prose and then reveals a plot twist so deft, it manages to touch your heart and funny bone at the same time. I’ll never read history the same way again.”

- Peggy Townsend, author of “Safe Landings”

 “Wallace Baine is a wonderful writer who specializes in smart and entertaining satire. He has a dry and understated wit and is not afraid to use it, whether he’s describing the contemporary adventures of an invisible woman or telling you the untold story of an ambitious female 19th century ghost who changed the course of history. His writing will keep you off guard and have you in stitches.”

- Dan White, author of “The Cactus Eaters”

  “Haunted and haunting, "The Last Temptation of Lincoln" is a tale rich in historic detail, and richer still in its illumination of Lincoln’s heart. On top of everything else he does well, Wallace Baine is a master story-teller.”

- Elizabeth McKenzie, author of “Stop That Girl”

Author Bio: 

Wallace Baine has been an arts writer, film critic, columnist and editor for the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 1991. He is a two-time winner of the national American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors (AASFE) Excellence in Writing competition for his well-known Sunday column “Baine Street,” and has won several awards for his arts coverage from the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA).

His work has been syndicated in newspapers nationwide and his fiction has appeared in the Catamaran Literary Reader and the Chicago Quarterly Review. He is the author of the book “Rhymes with Vain: Belabored Humor and Attempted Profundity.” His play, “Oscar’s Wallpaper,” which premieres on stage in Santa Cruz in 2015 is adapted from one of the stories in “The Last Temptation of Lincoln.”