William Heinemann, Paperback, 9780434021000
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
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In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and an upsetting family history thrown in their path.
About the Author
Rebecca Makkai's stories have been anthologized in "The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2009," and "2010," and have appeared in "Tin House, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review," and on NPR's "Selected Shorts." Makkai teaches elementary school and lives north of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.