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Pop-Up Book Group with Rebecca Makkai: THE GREAT BELIEVERS

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Please join us for a Pop-Up Book Group with Rebecca Makkai to discuss her novel THE GREAT BELIEVERS.

Pop-Up Book Groups are small gatherings in private homes with some of the most exciting novelists, memoirists, humorists, biographers, non-fiction writers and essayists at work today -- fascinating conversations about the book and the writing process, capped at 20 participants. After you register, please purchase (in any format) and read the book. Registrants will receive the address about one week before the book group. Bring your copy to be signed!


SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD * A NEW YORK TIMES Selection for BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR * A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK * A PICK FOR THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S 2018 BEST BOOKS

A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.

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