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The Borrower in O Magazine!

The July issue of O Magazine, on stands now, asks, “How could any reader of any age resist Rebecca Makkai’s charming The Borrower?”

More features will be available on the Oprah Magazine iPad app, including an excerpt!

Posted in News, Reviews on June 10 2011· Tagged: , , , ,

New Story in Ecotone

A new story, “The Way You Hold Your Knife,” is out now in the spring issue of Ecotone! You can read the beginning here, and buy the journal or subscribe online to read the rest.

Posted in News on June 5 2011· Tagged: , ,

The Borrower is an Indie Next Pick!

The Borrower will be an Indie Bound Indie Next pick for June. (You know those wonderful brochures on the counter of your local independent bookstore?)

Posted in News on May 26 2011· Tagged: , , , ,

BookPage Reviews The Borrower

The Borrower gets a lovely and generous review in BookPage: “It may seem inappropriate to call a novel involving a kidnapping heartwarming, but that’s exactly what The Borrower manages to be.” Read the full online version here!

Posted in News, Reviews on May 25 2011· Tagged: , , ,

The Borrower in Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping briefly reviews The Borrower in their June issue, out now, calling it “a delightfully quirky debut.” Click here to read the online version. (Comments from those who know me about the irony of my name appearing in a magazine called Good Housekeeping will be indignantly ignored.)

Posted in News, Reviews on May 25 2011· Tagged: , ,

Starbucks Bookish Pick

The Borrower has been chosen for Starbucks’ Bookish Reading Club, on the Starbucks Digital Network. From June 14th to 28th, Starbucks patrons who are signed into the network will be able to read The Borrower for free, after which, let’s hope, they will run out to buy it from their local indie!

Posted in News on May 18 2011· Tagged: , , ,

The Disappearance of Miranda Željko online at Five Chapters →

A new story, “The Disappearance of Miranda Željko,” is up online at Five Chapters – in five easy, bite-sized pieces, so as not to overtax the brain!

 

Posted in News on April 27 2011· Tagged:

Best New Stories from the Midwest

Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart” has been chosen for the second volume of Best New Stories from the Midwest, out later this year.

 

Posted in News on April 27 2011· Tagged: , , ,

Fourth The Best American Short Stories in a row

My story “Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart,” originally in Tin House, has been selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories 2011 – that’s four in a row, but no, it’s not the record. Irwin Shaw is the man to beat, apparently, with seven in a row back in the sixties. Irwin Shaw is going down.

Posted in News on April 27 2011· Tagged: , ,

The Borrower will be an Indie Next List pick for June!

The Borrower will be an Indie Next List pick for June!

Posted in News on April 27 2011· Tagged: ,

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