The Borrower

By Rebecca Makkai; Emily Bauer (Read by)
(Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781611744460)

Publication Date: June 2011

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Description
Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, is unsure where her life is headed. That becomes more than a figure of speech when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home and Lucy finds herself in the surprise role of chauffeur.
The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan.
The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and dubious family history thrown in their path. But who is actually running away? And from what?



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.

Emily Bauer is an award-winning voiceover actress who has read for dozens of popular audiobooks for children and adults, including Margery Williams's "Velveteen Rabbit", Meg Cabot's "Insatiable, "and Ann Aguirre's "Enclave". Her film credits include "Mona Lisa Smile" and "Long Distance". She has done voiceovers for "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind "and "Pokemon" and has voiced scores of TV and radio commercials as well as cartoons, talking toys, and video games. She lives in New York.
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