Rebecca Makkai reads and signs "The Borrower". Also, Tim Horvath, with "Understories"!

07/24/2012 7:00 pm

Tuesday July 24th, 2012, 7 p.m.

The Borrower is the story of Lucy Hull, a twenty-six-year-old children’s librarian in the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, who finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.

"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as "The Borrower." Rebecca Makkai is a writer to watch, as sneakily ambitious as she is unpretentious."~ Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Also joining us will be Tim Horvath, a Portsmouth writer and close personal friend of Rebecca, sharing his new collection of short stories, Understories.

 Rebecca Makkai, author of The Borrower
Book List

The Borrower (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780143120957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books, 5/2012

Understories (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781934137444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bellevue Literary Press, 5/2012

Location: 
Street:
27 S Main St
Additional:
City:
Concord
,
Province:
New Hampshire
Postal Code:
03301
Country:
United States

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Betsy Woodman joins us to talk about (and sign copies of) the third installment in her Jana Bibi series--Emeralds Included!  ... Betsy is always a fascinating guest. Even if you haven't read the first two books, you'll want to join us for a wide-ranging conversation about different cultures, music, travel, and language. Learn more here.

Next week! ( Wednesday, July 30, 7 PM)
Rebecca Makkai joins us to present her new novel, The Hundred-Year House--a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. We hope you'll remember Rebecca as the author of one of our best sellers over the last few years, The Borrower, in which Lucy Hull, a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.
"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as The Borrower." —Richard Russo

Where's Waldo Wrap-Up Party! Thursday, July 31, 6 PM
A wrap-up party for our July scavenger hunt! Did you find him? Prizes, games, fun!
To enter our prize drawings, find and collect "I found Waldo!" stamps on your passport from 20 different downtown businesses (there are 24 out there). Click here for details.

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