Unwind the Mind with “The Great Believers,” Featured Book for March

The Great Believers CoverShortlisted for the National Book Award last year, Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers tells a story of devastation and loss in Chicago during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.  Interwoven with this narrative is a connected story set in modern day Paris, as a woman in her 50s, Fiona, searches for her estranged daughter.   Fiona, whose older brother died in the other timeline, learns how surviving tragedies in our youth can affect our lives for years in unexpected ways.

Makkai’s characters are unique and vibrant, drawing the reader into the heartbreak of losing loved ones  and the chaos of the modern world.

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Find The Great Believers in the Lincoln Park Haber Lounge.  Call Number: 813.6 M2358g.

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