The Great Believers (Large Print / Library Binding)
When life’s very worst befalls us, who are the people we turn to for support? Makkai has written a beautiful and absorbing story about the families created out of friends, and how these families lean on each other, helping each other forward through grief. Moving back and forth between Chicago in the mid 80s and Paris in 2015, Makkai’s characters weather the ravages of the AIDS crisis and never feel anything but completely, heartbreakingly real. This book made me CARE, so much, and I loved every minute.— Erika
About the Author
Rebecca Makkai is the author of The Borrower, The Hundred-Year House, which won the Novel of the Year Award from the Chicago Writers Association, and Music for Wartime. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Harper's, and Tin House, among others. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two daughters.