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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.

Amira Makansi

Amira K. Makansi is the author of "Literary Libations: What to Drink with What You Read," an informal guide to pairing great drinks with famous books. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in history, Amira quickly abandoned her quest to become a lawyer in favor of all things beverage-related....

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Rebecca Makkai

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....

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Amy Meyerson

Amy Meyerson teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing. Her first novel, "The Bookshop of Yesterdays," is an international best-seller and will be translated into seven languages....

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