Huffington Post Cites The Borrower’s Cover as one of year’s best →

The Huffington Post highlighted The Borrower‘s cover, original art by the amazingly talented Josh Cochran, as one of the year’s best. I wholeheartedly agree!

Posted in News on July 11 2011· Tagged: ,

Rebecca Makkai on It Gets Better

In response to some questions I’ve gotten about the reading lists mentioned at the end of The Borrower, I decided to post my recommended reading for LGBT teens  as a video for the It Gets Better Project. Click through here to watch the video on You Tube, and please comment with your own recommendations!

Posted in News, Videos on June 25 2011· Tagged: , ,

The Borrower Praised in Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune lauds The Borrower in a full review on June 22nd, calling it a “bracingly tough-minded tale,” “wonderfully nuanced,” and “poignant.”

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

Conversation and Review at Wall Street Journal Speakeasy

A lovely review of The Borrower and a brief conversation with me are up on the Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy (their arts and entertainment blog). As a side note, I love that Rupert Murdoch has now inadvertently paid twice to publicize my rather liberal novel.

Posted in Interviews, News, Reviews on June 19 2011· Tagged: , ,

Boston Globe Pick of the Week!

The Sunday (6/19/11) issue of the Boston Globe names The Borrower as its Pick of the Week!


Posted in News, Reviews on June 19 2011· Tagged: , ,

The Borrower on Oprah’s Summer Reading List

Oprah has included The Borrower on her 2011 Summer Reading List! (Jonathan Franzen was unavailable for comment.)

Posted in News on June 16 2011· Tagged: ,

The Borrower reviewed in The New York Times, 6/16/11

“[The Borrower is] an appealing, nonromantic love story about an unexpected pairing — and a surprisingly moving one.” (more)


Posted in News, Reviews on June 16 2011· Tagged: , , ,

Interview at The Millions

My new interview is up at The Millions. Click through to find out how the pediatrician’s waiting room is like Wordsworth’s lake country, why I hate Tolstoy, and why I refer to myself as a “skeezy drug dealer.”

Posted in Interviews, News on June 16 2011· Tagged: ,

[tk] reviews Praises The Borrower

[tk] reviews calls The Borrower “deliciously inquisitive,” and goes on to say that “Makkai draws a pale, fine line between the narrator and her ward, and what keeps you hooked by the story is bewilderment at who, if anyone, is in charge.”

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

The Daily Clue calls The Borrower “Light enough for the beach, but whip-smart”

Natalie Danford reviews The Borrower at The Daily Clue, saying it “hits the sweet spot where compulsively readable and emotionally engaging intersect.”

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

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