The Great Believers paperback book release!

We are thrilled to welcome Rebecca Makkai to the shop to celebrate the paperback release of The Great Believers, due from Penguin books on Tuesday, June 4th. Rebecca will appear in conversation with Owen Keehnen. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.

About the book:

In The Great Believers Rebecca Makkai juxtaposes a compelling and emotional mid-1980s Chicago-based AIDS drama with alternating chapters set in contemporary Paris. The result is an expansive view, not only of the epidemic, but of the recurrent themes of devotion, loss, honoring the past, and carrying on. With The Great Believers, Makkai has crafted a multi-layered, smart, and gripping read that puts Chicago's LGBT community front and center in the telling.

About Rebecca Makkai:

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. The Great Believers was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

About Owen Keehnen:

Owen Keehnen is the author of several fiction and non-fiction titles, his most recent being Dugan's Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady. He is the cofounder of the Legacy Project, a history/education organization focussed on reclaiming and celebrating our LGBTQ past. His current writing projects include A Place for Us: LGBTQ Life at the Belmont Rocks, about the importance of this queer space in the development of Chicago's LGBTQ community as well as an overview of drag performance in Chicago from the 1960s-1990s. Keehnen is also part of the working committee to make AIDS Garden Chicago a reality. He was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame in 2011.

The Great Believers: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735223530
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Call to Confirm!
Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

Dugan's Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady Cover Image
By Owen Keehnen, Jeffrey Mark Bruce (Contribution by), Jr. Richard Knight (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780999217283
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Call to Confirm!
Published: Outtales - December 7th, 2018

Event date: 

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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