Rebecca Makkai

Author of The Borrower

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Rebecca Makkai has 2 upcoming events.

The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
The Hundred-Year House.

Chicago-based writer Makkai, author of The Borrower, speaks about her latest, a novel about an estate north of Chicago (think Ragdale in Lake Forest) that was once an artists’ colony, a tale that zips back and forth in time from 1999 to 1955 and 1929.

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
**OFFSITE** Cristina Henriquez & Rebecca Makkai @ Harold Washington Library
The Book Cellar, Tuesday, September 9 at 6pm
Cristina Henriquez and Rebecca Makkai appear in conversation, discussing their work and the art of the written word. Presented by Chicago Public Library and The Society of Midland Authors. Henríquez’s new novel, The Book of Unknown Americans, was chosen by Amazon as the #1 novel from the first half of 2014, and it was a recent “Book of the Week” selection at Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine website. Henríquez’s previous books are The World in Half, and Come together, fall apart: A Novella and Stories, which was a New York TimesEditors’ Choice selection. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker and The Atlantic. Makkai’s second novel was published this summer and titled The Hundred-Year House, is set on Chicago’s North Shore. Her first novel, The borrower, was a Booklist Top Ten Debut, an Indie Next pick, an O Magazine selection, and one of Chicago magazine's choices for best fiction of 2011. Her short fiction was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years.

The event will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.

Location: Street: 400 S State S City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60605 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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