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.
The first novel from the acclaimed author of The Great Believers
"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as The Borrower." —Richard Russo, author of Pulitzer Prize–winning Empire Falls
New Hampshire Literary Award Winner"My favorite collection of short stories in recent memory." --NANCY PEARL, NPR Morning Edition
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