Rebecca Makkai in conversation Jessica Handler - I Have Some Questions for You

Rebecca Makkai in conversation Jessica Handler - I Have Some Questions for You

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 7:00 PM

Location:
The Garden Club at Wild Heaven Brewery - West End
1010 White Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Join us at the Garden Club at Wild Heaven West End for a special evening with Rebecca Makkai, author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-nominated novel, "The Great Believers," in honor of her most recent New York Times bestseller, "I Have Some Questions for You." Makkai will appear in conversation with Atlanta's own Jessica Handler, award-winning author of "The Magnetic Girl."

Tickets include a signed paperback edition of the book.

Please note: Although tickets are non-refundable, if you cannot attend, your ticket still entitles you to a signed copy of the book. A Cappella Books will hold your book for one month from the event date. You may pick it up in-store or call us to request shipping.

About the Book

A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, in the spring of their senior year. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are hotly debated online, Bodie prefers—needs—to let sleeping dogs lie.

But when the Granby School invites her back to teach a course, Bodie is inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. In their rush to convict Omar, did the school and the police overlook other suspects? Is the real killer still out there? As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought—if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.

In "I Have Some Questions for You," award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a transfixing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, "I Have Some Questions for You" is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.

About the Author

Rebecca Makkai is the author of the novels "I Have Some Questions for You," "The Great Believers," "The Hundred-Year House," and "The Borrower," and the story collection "Music for Wartime." A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, "The Great Believers" received an American Library Association Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors, and was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times. A Guggenheim fellow, Makkai is on the MFA faculties of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe and Northwestern University, and is the artistic director of StoryStudio Chicago. She lives on the campus of the midwestern boarding school where her husband teaches, and in Vermont.

About the Conversation Partner

Jessica Handler is the author of "The Magnetic Girl," winner of the 2020 Southern Book Prize, an Indie Next selection, Wall Street Journal Spring '19 pick, Bitter Southerner Summer '19 pick and SIBA Okra pick. She is the author of the nonfiction books "Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief" and "Invisible Sisters: A Memoir," which was named one of the "Books All Georgians Should Read" and Atlanta Magazine's "Best Memoir of 2009." Jessica's essays and nonfiction features have appeared on NPR, in Tin House, Drunken Boat, Full Grown People, Brevity, The Bitter Southerner, Electric Literature, Oldster, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and More Magazine. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, novelist Mickey Dubrow.