The Borrower

The Borrower

By Rebecca Makkai

Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410440815, 457pp.

Publication Date: September 2011

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.