Books by Rebecca Makkai

THE GREAT BELIEVERS by Rebecca Makkai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2018

"As compulsively readable as it is thoughtful and moving: an unbeatable fictional combination."
Another ambitious change of pace for the versatile and accomplished Makkai (The Hundred-Year House, 2014, etc.), whose characters wrangle with the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic at its height and in its aftermath. Read full book review >
THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE by Rebecca Makkai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2014

"Makkai strikes a smartly absurdist tone as her characters nervously await impending doom from the uneventful Y2K bug, but while the novel is both funny and smart at times, Makkai fails to make the estate the foreboding character it needs to be to both ground and uproot these privileged characters who can't see how lucky they are and how self-absorbed their lives have become."
Two married couples find themselves cohabitating in a guesthouse on the rich—and possibly haunted—estate of Laurelfield, once an artist and writer's colony. Read full book review >
THE BORROWER by Rebecca Makkai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2011

"Smart, literate and refreshingly unsentimental."
A children's librarian in Hannibal, Mo., finds herself on a long, strange trip in Makkai's ruminative first novel. Read full book review >