The date: April 14, 1865. Washington D.C. was still celebrating the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox the week before. Abraham Lincoln and his Cabinet were developing plans for reconstruction when his second term ended at the hands of John Wilkes Booth and his derringer pistol. The rest, as they say, is history.
Waiting by Ha Jin was the fifth book in the book discussion series "Ethical Dilemmas" conducted by Phil Burnham, professor at George Mason University. I overheard some of the discussion as it was taking place within earshot of the circulation desk at Cleveland Park. I was intrigued b