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Rebecca Makkai

Susan Aurinko

Hacienda at the River/Watermark Communities

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novel "The Great Believers," one of the New York Times' top ten books for 2018, a finalist for the National Book Award and the ALA Carnegie Medal and winner of the Chicago Review of Books Award. Her other books are the novels "The Borrower" and "The Hundred-Year House," and the collection "Music for Wartime"--four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. The recipient of a 2014 NEA Fellowship, Rebecca has taught at the Tin House Writers' Conference and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University. She is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

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Scheduled events:
Healing a Broken Heart
Elizabeth Berg, Rebecca Makkai and Mark Mayer discuss how they develop struggling characters and help them rediscover themselves.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth Berg, Rebecca Makkai, Mark Mayer
Moderator: Karyn Prechtel-Altman
Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers - A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed and award-winning author Rebecca Makkai In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Rebecca Makkai
A Recipe for Reading
For lovers of books, book clubs and indie bookstores. Listen to authors of three widely divergent yet bighearted books that reveal unexpected truths. Bonus: learn which adult beverage pairs well with your favorite book.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amira Makansi, Rebecca Makkai, Amy Meyerson
Moderator: Jane Fairchild
National Book Awards
National Book Award winner Sigrid Nunez and two of her fellow finalists — Rebecca Makkai and Brandon Hobson — will discuss their words and their worlds during this hour of conversation with Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brandon Hobson, Rebecca Makkai, Sigrid Nunez
Moderator: Lisa Lucas

The Great Believers
Fiction / Literature
June 2018
ISBN 9780735223523
$27.00, INSTORE
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The Borrower
Fiction / Literature
Penguin Books
May 2012
ISBN 9780143120957
324 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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When her favorite patron runs away from overbearing parents who force him to attend anti-gay classes, children's librarian Lucy Hull flees with the ten-year-old boy and discovers that they are being pursued by an unknown enemy.

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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