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The Hundred-Year House

The Hundred-Year House( )
Author: Makkai, Rebecca
Publication Date:Dec 2014
Publisher:Thorndike Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.99
Book Description:

A Midwest Connections SelectionZee Devohr is a Marxist scholar who detests her parents' wealth yet lives in their carriage house. Her mother, Gracie, claims she can tell your lot in life by your teeth. Bruce, her stepfather, stockpiles supplies for Y2K. Zee's husband, Doug, is stalled on his biography of the poet Edwin Parfitt, who lived at the house when it was the Laurelfield Arts Colony. But when Doug begins to poke around for colony records, Gracie guards the files with a strange ferocity.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Satire
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.7 x 8.5 x 1.2 Inches
Author Biography
Makkai, Rebecca (Author)
Rebecca Makkai is an author, based in the Chicago area. She holds as MA from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English and a BA from Washington and Lee University. She was an elementary Montessori teacher for twelve years before becoming a writer. She is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University. And she is the Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

She has had her short fiction published in such anthologies as The Pushcart Prize XLI, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best American Fantasy. She has a short story collection entitled Music for Wartime. She won the 2017 Pushcart prize for short fiction. Her first novel was entitled The Borrower. Her other novels include The Hundred-Year House and The Great Believers. She won the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for fiction with her novel, The Great Believers.


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