Archive for July 2011

Marie Claire Reviews The Borrower

The Borrower’s out-and-out charm is heightened by its furious, righteous heart and conviction that books offer salvation and hope when life is messy and near-unbearable.” Read more.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 23 2011· Tagged: , , , ,

Interview and reading on WUWM’s Lake Effect

I spoke with Mitch Teich of WUWM Milwaukee’s Lake Effect about the inspiration for The Borrower. The online version features expanded audio and a reading.

Posted in Interviews on July 23 2011· Tagged: ,

The Washington Times Praises The Borrower

“With The Borrower, Rebecca Makkai brings the world of literary aficionados a treasure.” Read more.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 23 2011· Tagged: , , ,

The Borrower named a “must read novel” by The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast named The Borrower one of three “must read novels” and gave it a lovely review, saying that “this comical and touching book strikes a nice balance between literary artistry and gripping storytelling, and offers a contemporary take on the classic ‘journey of discovery.’” Read more here.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 21 2011· Tagged: , , ,

“Charming, funny, original, thought-provoking, and moving, Rebecca Makkai’s The Borrower embraces outsiders and dissenters, and celebrates the power of our imagination and our empathy. This warmly entertaining, picaresque novel in praise of personal freedom and books leaves us marveling over literature’s magnificent paradox: that in fiction dwells profound truth.” Read more

- WBEZ Chicago’s “848” reviews The Borrower

Posted in News, Reviews on July 20 2011· Tagged: , , ,

Reading in Milwaukee, 7/20

I will be reading at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 20th. My last reading for a few weeks…

Posted in News on July 20 2011· Tagged: , , , ,

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