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Rebecca Makkai
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 8 months ago
Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has e...
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Though Theodor Adorno once wrote, “To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric,” art is one of the few ways to express the inexpressible. In Makkai’s collection, Music for Wartime, characters deal with their collections to the Iron Guard and the Arrow Cross and the Holocaust, betrayal, through music...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it 4 years ago
It's not everyday you run across a main character in a book that is a child librarian, which this book had. Unfortunately, Lucy, annoyed the heck out of me. I can't really put my finger on what exactly it was that annoyed me the most about her, but I really liked Ian, the other character. I also l...
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When I was young and had just gotten in trouble for punching my brother or something because he'd done something to annoy me, my mother used to tell me, "Two wrongs don't make a right." This little piece of aphoristic wisdom was constantly in my mind as I read Rebecca Makkai's The Borrower. In Makka...
Margitte's Reviews
Margitte's Reviews rated it 4 years ago
My dearest Laurelfield,Your tale started out as a short story about male anorexia. The author have no idea what the hell happened next, and neither do I, sorry to say !The first woman, Violet Saville Devohr, to step over your threshold, understood the meaning of doors when she said to her husband: “...
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