Virtual Event: Zibby’s Book Club with Rebecca Makkai
Join WNYC’s Alison Stewart and Rebecca Makkai for a live conversation about the book I Have Some Questions for You.
The New York Public Library and WNYC—two indispensable New York institutions—are partnering to host a book club that brings New Yorkers together and fosters community.
The March title is I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.
Throughout the month, All of It host Alison Stewart and the Library will accompany readers, providing touchpoints on-air and on social media at @allofitwnyc and @nypl. Borrow the book (and more than 300,000 others) for free through the Library’s e-reader app SimplyE, available for iOS and Android devices.
Join Stewart, the author, and readers everywhere for a live conversation, in-person or online, on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 PM.
To join in-person | Please be sure to register for an In-Person Ticket. Doors will open 30 minutes before the program. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program.
To join the livestream | A livestream of this event will be available on the NYPL event page. To receive an email reminder shortly in advance of the event, please be sure to register!
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In-Person | Assistive listening devices and/or hearing loops are available at the venue. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) captioning service by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email firstname.lastname@example.org or use this Gmail template. This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs.
Livestream | Captions and a transcript will be provided. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email email@example.com or use this Gmail template.
GET THE BOOK
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We are delighted to host award-winning author (and Book Stall favorite) Rebecca Makkai, discussing and signing copies of her brilliant new novel, I Have Some Questions For You. Set in the woods of New Hampshire, this transfixing new novel follows a film professor and podcaster forced to reckon with her past and reexamine the murder of her high school classmate. In Makkai’s own words, it’s “the literary feminist boarding school murder mystery you didn’t know you needed.” This program is free and open to the public. We ask that you buy your copies of I Have Some Questions for You from The Book Stall if you plan on entering the book-signing queue.
Tattered Cover is honored to host Rebecca Makkai at our Colfax location on March 14th at 6pm. She will be on tour for her new book I Have Some Questions For You. This is a ticketed event. Each ticket comes with a copy of her new book! You can purchase tickets below.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by TIME, NPR, The Seattle Times, Good Housekeeping, Today.com, Southern Living, and CrimeReads
The riveting new novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Great Believers
A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, in the spring of their senior year. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are hotly debated online, Bodie prefers—needs—to let sleeping dogs lie.
But when the Granby School invites her back to teach a course, Bodie is inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent ?aws. In their rush to convict Omar, did the school and the police overlook other suspects? Is the real killer still out there? As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought—if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.
In I Have Some Questions for You, award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a trans?xing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca Makkai’s last novel, The Great Believers, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and it was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times. Her other books are the novels The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, and the collection Music for Wartime—four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. A 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, Rebecca is on the MFA faculties of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe and Northwestern University, and is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.
The 33rd Brandeis Phoenix Chapter
THIS YEAR’S AUTHORS
MEMOIR: Rabia Chaudry, Fatty Fatty Boom Boom:
??A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family
NONFICTION SPY THRILLER: Larry Loftis, The Watchmaker’s Daughter:
?The True Story of World War II Heroine Corrie ten Boom
LITERARY MYSTERY: Rebecca Makkai, I Have Some Questions for You
HISTORICAL THRILLER: Wanda M. Morris, Anywhere You Run
LITERARY FICTION: Dani Shapiro, Signal Fires
Moderator Olivia Fierro, co-host of Good Morning Arizona on KTVK 3TV and host of Olivia’s Book Club
An #AWP23 week event!
Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Rebecca Makkai—author of The Great Believers, winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize—to our Lake Forest Park store! Makkai will be discussing her highly-anticipated new novel, I Have Some Questions for You. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.
Award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a trans?xing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.
I Have Some Questions for You is the March selection for our Signature Reads Subscription Box! Learn more about our Signed First Edition Clubs.
This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Queens University Charlotte
Trexler Foyer and Morrison Hall
1900 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte, NC 28274
Monday, March 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Presenting Sponsor: Southminster
Queens University Charlotte
1900 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte, NC 28274