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: , , , ,

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: , , ,

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