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Rebecca Makkai
Penguin Books; Reprint edition (May 29, 2012)
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Rebecca Makkai’s The Borrower is full of books, libraries, cross-country hijinks, accidental parenting, love gone .

Rebecca Makkai’s The Borrower is full of books, libraries, cross-country hijinks, accidental parenting, love gone wrong and friendships gone right. Makkai will have you cheering for her librarian heroine, who has all the history and darkness of a Russian novel in her veins, mixed with the humor and spirit of Bridget Jones. A fun, moving, and delightful read. Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief

Rebecca Makkai (born April 20, 1978) is an American novelist and short-story writer. Her first novel, The Borrower, was released in June 2011.

Rebecca Makkai (born April 20, 1978) is an American novelist and short-story writer. It was a Booklist Top Ten Debut, an Indie Next pick, an O Magazine selection, and one of Chicago Magazine's choices for best fiction of 2011.

The borrower : a novel, Rebecca Makkai. A college library, where the borrowers already know what they’re looking for. I scan their books and they barely acknowledge me through their caffeinated haze. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-101-51608-9. It’s nothing like my old stained-carpet, brick-walled library, but the books are the same-same spines, same codes on yellowed labels.

Makkai teaches elementary school and lives north of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

Makkai Reading The Borrower is like having a long sit-down with an old . Makkai has talent She tells us in Debut novelist and elementary schoolteacher Rebecca Makkai combines a wily, madcap road trip with socially poignant.

Makkai Reading The Borrower is like having a long sit-down with an old friend, full of asides and references you're supposed to know. That shows in the first half of the novel, but the road trip is written in a very pedestrian manner, and the ending is unconvincing, at least to m. .She tells us in Debut novelist and elementary schoolteacher Rebecca Makkai combines a wily, madcap road trip with socially poignant conundrums and multiple themes in this coming-of-age story about a twenty-six-year-old children's librarian, Lucy Hull, and a ten-year-old precocious book lover, Ian Drake, in fictional Hanibal, Missouri.

Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers is one of this summer’s big books-we even named it.

Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers is one of this summer’s big books-we even named it one of the season’s must-reads. So imagine our excitement when we got to catch up with Makkai at BookExpo America earlier this summer and ask her all of our burning questions about her new novel. We chatted about art, orange scarves, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read on for more fascinating details about The Great Believers.

Rebecca Makkai's first two novels, The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, the acclaimed writer returns with a highly anticipated collection of short stories marked with her signature mix of intelligence, wit, and heart. A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, while her own relationship falls apart. Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a young boy has a revelation about his father's past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home

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I do still believe that books can save you" ( Rebecca Makkai). The Borrower: A novel (Rebecca Makkai).

"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 FallsRebecca Makkai's The Great Believers will be available in summer 2018.

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. Ian needs Lucy’s help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes. Desperate to save him from the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian when she finds him camped out in the library after hours, and the odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip. But is it just Ian who is running away? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?

  • Twenty-six-year-old Lucy has fallen into the role of Children’s Librarian in a small public library in Hannibal, Missouri. Ian is a ten-year-old misfit among his peers who is one of Lucy’s most avid readers, a bright, dramatic, garrulous and precocious young man—all of which can make him extremely annoying as well. When Ian’s religious fundamentalist mother makes it clear that she alone is in charge of her son’s reading list, Lucy continues to slip the boy forbidden titles. One day she arrives at work early to discover that the distraught child has spent the night in the children’s room. She sets out to drive him home, and ends up inadvertently kidnapping him, increasingly unable to bring herself to return him to his mother. Thus the two embark upon a road trip which ends up lasting for a week and takes them first to Lucy’s somewhat eccentric Russian-born parents in Chicago and then eastward and northward to the Vermont/Canadian border. Readers may have to willingly suspend some disbelief as Lucy continually struggles to come up with a decisive plan each day, and manufactures an inconsistent web of lies with which to cover their tracks. While you certainly don’t have to be a children’s librarian to enjoy this story, those who are will find themselves constantly nodding and smiling in recognition and feeling like a member of a secret club sharing inside jokes, so well does the author know her kiddie lit and the annoyances and joys of the job.

  • Even though I am a proud retired librarian and drawn to the title and description, I was immediately pulled into the story! Who wouldn't be drawn to a story of a public librarian (Lucy Hull) who goes on a road trip with her 10 year old patron (Ian Drake) beginning at Hannibal, Missouri and travelling almost to the Canadian border?
    Ian loves books and reading but is restricted by his parent's religious beliefs. Lucy's life revolves around her job as a children's librarian and memories of stories about her father who escaped from Communist Russia. Their days on the road are circuitous and exciting. The characters are well developed and the ending is more than satisfying. I would urge everyone to read it. Not Just Librarians.
    F. Feldman
    Reading Is My Addiction of Choice

  • This story is full of humor and literary references, paying homage to Nabokov as well as a slew of children's books. I was enthralled with the story of the reluctant librarian who finds herself kidnapping/aiding & abetting a precocious young reader in escaping from his parents who are intent on having him "straightened out" at a celebrity preacher's anti-gay classes. Young Ian is a delightful, well-written character, showing flashes of wit and spark far beyond the grownups around him while still being well-grounded in the mundane concerns of any ten-year-old boy. Mostly, the story is a road-trip adventure, but when set in the context of Ian's wish to escape and Lucy's dilemma about how much help she can give (and accept) without doing permanent damage, it's a fantastic journey well worth following.

  • Boy, did I love this book.

    Lucy Hull is a children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri. In general, she lacks drive--she keeps doing her job because she enjoys it but she doesn't really want to pursue anything else, she keeps personal relationships at arm's length, and she doesn't care that her life is fairly boring. But all that changes as she deals with one of the library's most voracious readers, 10-year-old Ian Drake. When Ian's evangelical mother tells Lucy she only wants Ian reading books that contain "the breath of God" in them, as well as those that focus on stereotypically masculine characters and don't include magic or fantasy, Lucy helps Ian check out the "forbidden" books in secret. And when Lucy finds out that Ian's parents are sending him to religious classes in order to cure him of any potential SSAD (same-sex attraction disorder) when he gets older, she doesn't know how to help him.

    One morning she arrives at the library to find Ian camped out, with a knapsack of provisions (including his pool pass if he needs to show identification). Somehow he part-convinces, part-threatens Lucy to take him on a road trip, and Lucy sees this as an opportunity to free Ian of the restrictions being placed upon him by his mother. Yet the road trip, like much of Lucy's life, doesn't have much of a plan, and Ian starts trying to lead her all over the country. They head from Hannibal through Chicago, to Pittsburgh and Vermont, as Lucy tries to rationalize her actions and draw Ian into telling her he needs her help. And along the way, Lucy learns a little bit more about herself and her family, which she has always kept a distance from, and how what you think is the truth is never quite absolutely true.

    While clearly implausible in many ways, this was a terrific story. It had the potential to be preachy but it skated around the controversial issues fairly well. And while I felt that Rebecca Makkai made Lucy's Russian family and friends seem a bit stereotypical, I felt that the rest of the characters in this book were unique, complex and fallible--you wanted to know their story and you grew to care about them even if you didn't like them 100 percent. I would have liked to have known what happened to Ian as he grew up, even though that might have killed some of the book's magic, but overall, I really, really enjoyed this. Any book about the love of books does right by me.

  • I found this novel enjoyable to read as a fantasy not unlike the ones I have had at times when I observe how some parents bring up their children. I want to take them away and bring them up along the lines I feel they should. Sadly, as this book implies, this is not possible in the real world. I found many instances where the humor had me laughing out loud, especially the boy's behavior and most of his conversation, though sometimes a bit above his age. I strongly side with the narrator's dislike of the pastor Bobs of this world as well extremes in any kind of religion. So this book spoke to me. However, why is everyone so convinced this boy is gay? Like the narrator herself says at the beginning, a child this age has no sexual identity yet. I certainly would not talk to a boy this age about how to come to terms with it.

    I found the ending realistic - within a fantasy.