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The Hundred-Year House Tops Oprah’s Summer Reading List

Oprah (okay, not actually Oprah, but a lovely person named Elisabeth Witchel) writes, “Makkai’s humorous, expertly orchestrated storytelling will surprise you. Just when you think you know what’s what and who’s who at Laurelfield, hidden identities are revealed and history must be recalibrated. Perfect for a rainy day on the sun porch—with an old-fashioned glass of lemonade and a musty summerhouse throw around your shoulders.” See the rest of the write-up and the entire list of Oprah’s summer reads here.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 10 2014· Tagged: , ,

The Boston Globe says lovely things

Writing for the Boston Globe, S. Kirk Walsh says: “Makkai’s lyrical prose quietly lifts off the page while her carefully crafted plot charges forward… [The] author strikes a perfect equilibrium of dark humor and tragedy.” Read the whole review here.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 10 2014· Tagged: ,

NPR Books reviews THYH

A rave review from NPR is even better than a tote bag or a travel mug. Colin Dwyer writes, “It takes a special trick to remake the world without a reader noticing; it takes a tremendous talent to do it again and again.” Read the whole review here.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 10 2014· Tagged: ,

Rave from the Chicago Tribune

Sometimes there are really great reviews that are basically impossible to quote. This is one of them. But you can read it here.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 10 2014· Tagged: ,

Bookpage on THYH

Bookpage calls The Hunderd-Year House a “clever and utterly delightful work of fiction,” and has named it one of the top books of July. Read the full review here.

Posted in News, Reviews on July 10 2014· Tagged: ,

Book Tour, Summer 2014

Announcing the Hundred-Year House book tour, Summer 2014! Many details still to come… Please feel free to share the Facebook pages and/or to kidnap bystanders with the intent of bringing them along.

 

NEW YORK, NY

MONDAY JULY 14

7:00 PM Reading & Signing

in conversation with David Daley of Salon.com

Launch Party

MCNALLY JACKSON BOOKS

52 Prince St

New York, NY 10012

www.mcnallyjackson.com

212-274-1160

Facebook event page here

 

 

BOSTON, MA

WEDNESDAY JULY 16

7:00 PM Reading & Signing

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH

279 Harvard St

Brookline, MA 02446

www.brooklinebooksmith.com/

617-566-6660

Facebook event page here    

 

 

PORTLAND, ME

THURSDAY JULY 17

7:00 PM Reading & Signing

LONGFELLOW BOOKS

One Monument Square

Portland, ME 04101

207-772-4045

 

 

DAMARISCOTTA, ME

FRIDAY JULY 18

7:00 PM Reading & Signing

MAINE COAST BOOK SHOP

158 Main St.

Damariscotta, ME 04543

www.mainecoastbookshop.com

207-563-3207

 

ROCHESTER, VT

SUNDAY JULY 27

6:00 PM Reading, Signing (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE)

BIG TOWN GALLERY READING SERIES

with Henriette Lazadris Power

Details here

 

 

CONCORD, NH

WEDNESDAY JULY 30

7:00 PM Reading & Signing

GIBSON’S BOOKSTORE

45 S. Main St.

Concord, NH 03301

http://www.gibsonsbookstore.com

603-224-0562

Facebook event page here

 

 

NAPERVILLE, IL

TUESDAY AUGUST 5

7:00PM Party/Reading

ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP

123 W. Jefferson Ave.

Naperville, IL 60540

http://andersons2.indiebound.com/

630-355-2665

 

 

MILWAUKEE, WI

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6

7:00PM Reading, Q&A, and Signing

with Cristina Henriquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans

BOSWELL BOOK COMPANY

2559 N Downer Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53211

http://boswell.indiebound.com/

414-332-1181
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

THURSDAY AUGUST 7

7:00PM Reading, Q&A, and Signing

COMMON GOOD BOOKS

38 S. Snelling Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55102

http://www.commongoodbooks.com

651-225-8989

 

CHICAGO, IL

SATURDAY AUGUST 9

7:00PM Reading, Q&A, and Signing

Cosponsored by StoryStudio Chicago

BOOK CELLAR

4736-38 North Lincoln Ave

Chicago, IL 60625

http://www.bookcellarinc.com

773-293-2665

 

 

LAKE FOREST, IL

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

1:00 PM Reading and high tea

Lake Forest Bookstore at Lake Forest Academy

A reading and tea on the historic grounds of Lake Forest Academy

Call Lake Forest Bookstore for reservations or more information

847 234-4420

 

 

GURNEE, IL  

TUESDAY AUGUST 26

7:00PM Reading, Q&A, and Signing

Warren Newport Library

Hosted by Lake Forest Book Store

847-234-4420

 

 

ATLANTA, GA  

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27

A CAPPELLA BOOKS/Offsite

West Side Provisions

Howell Mill at 14th St.

(1198 Howell Mill Road)

Atlanta, GA

Scavenger Hunt and dinner (by registration) in the Upper Courtyard, 6-7:30

Reading in Lower Courtyard, 8:00, with sales by A Cappella Books

More info: (404) 872-7538 x3

Event link

 

 

DECATUR, GA

DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

1:45-2:30 PM–  “Family Secrets” panel with Sarah Creech

Old Courthouse Stage

 

 

CHICAGO, IL

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 9

6 pm reading and discussion

Harold Washington Library with author Cristina Henriquez

Sponsored by the Society of Midland Authors

Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

 

 

CHICAGO, IL

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10

6:30PM  Reading, Talk & Signing with author Renee Rosen

Speakeasy Theme (Chicago in the 20s)

CITY LIT BOOKS

2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

http://www.citylitbooks.com

773-235-2523

 

 

WINNETKA, IL

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18

7:00PM Reading, Q&A, and Signing

THE BOOKSTALL AT CHESTNUT COURT

811 Elm Street

Winnetka, IL

http://www.thebookstall.com/

847-446-8880

 

 

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL

TUESDAY OCTOBER 14

Vernon Area Library

7 pm reading and signing

Posted in News on June 10 2014· Tagged: , , , , , ,

Starred Review in Library Journal

ljLibrary Journal has given The Hundred-Year House a glowing starred review, saying “This novel is stunning: ambitious, readable, and intriguing. Its gothic elements, complexity, and plot twists are reminiscent of Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin. Chilling and thoroughly enjoyable.” Read the whole review here.

Posted in News, Reviews on June 10 2014· Tagged: , ,

THYH a “most anticipated” book by The Millions and Bookpage

Many thanks to both Bookpage and The Millions for naming The Hundred-Year House one of the most anticipated books of 2014! (I mean, I’m sure as hell anticipating it, but it’s nice to know other people are too…)

Posted in Reviews on January 26 2014· Tagged: , ,

Announcing Novel #2!

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This is not the hundred-year house. But it’s pretty!

I’m thrilled to announce that my second novel, The Hundred-Year House, will be released from Viking/Penguin in the summer of 2014. Set on the Chicago’s North Shore, it is the story of a large estate (at one point an artist’s colony), told in reverse from 1999 to 1900. Stay tuned for more news…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6 2013· Tagged: , , ,

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