Never Run Out of Stories with Rebecca Makkai
Rebecca Makkai is the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist, THE GREAT BELIEVERS, which tells the story of the AIDS epidemic in Chicago. Rebecca and Annmarie talk about the parallels and differences between battling Covid today and fighting HIV in the 1980s, as well as the lessons we can all learn about how to live and love in the face of fear.
StoryStudio -- A writing center located in Chicago and online, which helps writers hone their craft, express their creativity, and tell their stories. Learn more and find a class today at storystudio.com
Exile in Bookville -- Located in the historic Fine Arts Building on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Come in and check out our recommended reads from talented booksellers, authors, and music folks from across the multiverse. At Exile in Bookville, we believe that books and music are synonymous and carry that over into our store. Drop by or shop online at exileinbookville.com.
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Books and other writing by Rebecca Makkai:
Other writers whose work we reference:
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, by Ann Patchett
Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott
The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
“Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” from Evita
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