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Live with Brookline Booksmith! Rebecca Makkai

Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre! Celebrate the release of I Have Some Questions for You with author Rebecca Makkai.

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This event is ticketed. You may choose an entrance-only ticket, or entrance plus a copy of I Have Some Questions for You.

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This event will include a live signing line after the talk.

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on February 23 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Literary at The Lounge With Rebecca Makkai

Evening’s Moderator: Lara Prescott, bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept

In the riveting new novel from the author of The Great Believers (a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist), a woman must reckon with her past when new details surface about a tragedy at her elite New Hampshire boarding school.

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 1995 murder of a classmate, Thalia Keith. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are the subject of intense fascination online, Bodie prefers—needs—to let sleeping dogs lie.

But when The Granby School invites her back to teach a two-week course, Bodie finds herself inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. 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.

One of the most acclaimed contemporary American writers, Rebecca Makkai reinvents herself with each of her brilliant works of fiction. Both a transfixing mystery and a deeply felt examination, I Have Some Questions for You is her finest achievement yet.

Rebecca Makkai is the author of the novels The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, andThe Borrower, and the story collection Music for Wartime. The Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and received the Carnegie Medal and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors.


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*Ticket Package includes a signed book (I Have Some Questions for You, $28, hardcover), reserved seat, beverage, author discussion, audience Q+A, and post-show meet-and-greet

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on February 22 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Center for Fiction Presents: Rebecca Makkai on I Have Some Questions for You

The Ticket/Voucher option includes a $10 Bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured event book on the night of the event. All registrants will receive a link to livestream the event.


Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers) joins The Center for Fiction for the launch of I Have Some Questions for You, named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2023 by TIME, NPR, USA Today, Elle, Newsweek, Salon, Bustle, and more. In this unforgettable novel, film professor and podcaster Bodie Kane is content to forget her tragic past—including the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith—until she is invited back to her old boarding school to teach a class. There, she is inexorably drawn back to the allegedly solved murder case and its increasingly apparent flaws, and falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid. Don’t miss Makkai’s discussion of her riveting, character-driven investigation into collective memory with a trans?xing mystery at its heart.

on February 21 2023· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In-Person Event with Paul Holes / Unmasked

 

Join Anderson’s bookshop for an in-person event with Paul Holes, the retired cold-case detective behind investigations into the Golden State Killer, Jaycee Dugard, and Laci Peterson cases,  to discuss his new memoir Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases.  Paul will be in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Makkai.

After a discussion by the author and a conversation partner, fans will be welcome to join a live signing line to get their book autographed by the author.  COVID safety protocols will be followed.

This event will be held at Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College, and pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

 

Please read these COVID protection requirements carefully:

Masks are required of all customers, regardless of vaccination status, and must remain properly covering the face for the entirety of the event.

A ticket is required for all attendees, attendance may be capped, and seating may also be restricted in order to allow for social distancing.

Anderson’s Bookshop, the author, and the publisher reserve the right to change the format of this event to a virtual one at any time if it becomes necessary.  A change in format will not entitle ticket holders to any refund.

Failure to follow these guidelines and to treat all participants with courtesy and respect may result in your expulsion from the event.

 

Please be advised that Anderson’s Bookshop assumes no responsibility or liability for any personal injury or other loss you may incur as a result of your decision to attend an event, including the transmission of Covid-19 or related illnesses.  We expect that for the protection of everyone, all applicable Covid related protocols will be followed.  

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

More about the book:

In this memoir, Paul Holes takes us through his memories of a storied career and provides an insider account of some of the most notorious cases in contemporary American history, including the hunt for the Golden State Killer, Laci Peterson’s murder, and Jaycee Dugard’s kidnapping. This is also a revelatory profile of a complex man and what makes him tick: the drive to find closure for victims and their loved ones, the inability to walk away from a challenge—even at the expense of his own happiness. Holes opens up the most intimate scenes of his life: his moments of self-doubt and the impact that detective work has had on his marriage. This is a story about the gritty truth of crime-solving when there are no flashbulbs and “case closed” headlines. It is the story of a man and his commitment to cases and people who might otherwise have been forgotten.

About the author:

In 2018, Paul Holes retired as a Cold Case Investigator after spending more than 27 years working in Contra Costa County in California’s Bay Area. Paul specialized in cold case and serial predator crimes, lending his expertise to notable cases, including the murder of Laci Peterson and the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard. Most prominently, Paul’s career culminated with his identification of the Golden State Killer, the most notorious and cunning serial predator in U.S. history.

 

Since the arrest of Joseph DeAngelo, the Golden State Killer, Holes has been very involved on the media side, continuing to assist law enforcement and victims’ families with their unsolved cases through the television shows The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes and America’s Most Wanted, and with the podcast Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad.

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great BelieversThe Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for WartimeThe Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors. Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

 

on April 27 2022· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Authors on Tap: Lily King and Rebecca Makkai

Looking for the perfect gift idea for that avid and discerning reader on your holiday shopping list? Well call off the dogs, because we have you covered. Exile in Bookville has the honor of hosting Lily King on Monday, December 6th at 7:00pm central to help celebrate her debut short story collection, Five Tuesdays in Winter.  This very special event will be held IN PERSON and virtually simulcast just a few floors above Exile in beautiful Curtiss Hall, located on the 10th floor of the historic Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. Come for the breathtaking view, stay for the event!  And if that wasn’t enough, Lily will be in conversation with literary superstar and Exile VIP Rebecca Makkai!

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on December 6 2021· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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