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Rebecca Makkai

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"Rebecca Makkai is the author of the short story collection MUSIC FOR WARITIME (Viking, 2015) and the novels THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE and THE BORROWER. Her short stories have appeared in four consecutive issues of THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES (2008-2011). She lives in Chicago and Vermont."

I haven't posted anything here in a very long time, but for the interested: I've done about twenty blog posts over the past year for the literary magazine Ploughshares, on topics ranging from Roald Dahl to literary drinking games to things that tick writers off.

The lot of them are here:
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The Borrower

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The Hundred-Year House

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Music for Wartime: Stories

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The Best American Short Stories 2010 by Richard Russo
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I'm going to refrain from assigning any stars to a collection I was fortunate enough to be a part of; and although there were so many amazing stories by writers I'd never encountered before (and some old favorites), it would probably be impolitic to ...more
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
" Thanks! Yes, this one was fantastic. (More of a straight-on ghost story [sort of] than mine.)And I actually recommend the audio -- the actor does an a ...more "
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Unaccustomed Earth
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“I believed that books might save him because I knew they had so far, and because I knew the people books had saved.”
Rebecca Makkai

“I believed that books might save him because I knew they had so far, and because I knew the people books had saved. They were college professors and actors and scientists and poets. They got to college and sat on dorm floors drinking coffee, amazed they'd finally found their soul mates. They always dressed a little out of season. Their names were enshrined on the pink cards in the pockets of all the forgotten hardbacks in every library basement in America. If the librarians were lazy enough or nostalgic enough or smart enough, those names would stay there forever.”
Rebecca Makkai, The Borrower

“I might be the villain of this story.”
Rebecca Makkai, The Borrower

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