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Lake Forest Book Store Presents: Luncheon with Rebecca Makkai


Join the staff of Lake Forest Book Store for lunch with local author Rebecca Makkai to celebrate her newest novel.

Viking Press  $28.00  Released February 21, 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
at The Gallery
202 East Wisconsin Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
$75 includes lunch and hardcover book

Additional copies available for purchase and signing

Space is limited, be sure to RSVP at 847-234-4420

“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 flaws. In their rush to convict Omar, did the school and the police overlook other suspects? s 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.”

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.

Event date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event address:
Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Ave.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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