The Borrower

By Rebecca Makkai
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410440815, 457pp.)

Publication Date: September 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2011 Indie Next List
“A 26-year-old children's librarian, Lucy Hull, allows herself to be 'kidnapped' by one of her precocious 10-year-old patrons, a boy intent on running away from home. The pair end up on a hilarious road trip that ping-pongs them across the Midwest and out to the East Coast. Makkai's writing is sharp and funny, and book lovers will enjoy the many references to well-known titles, from echoes of the road trip in Lolita to a chapter that is structured like a Choose Your Own Adventure story. What a wonderful, assured, and original debut!”
-- Shuchi Saraswat, Titcomb's Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA


Description
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.
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