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Rebecca Makkai in Conversation with Amy Pease

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A decades-old tragedy, a suspect convicted, and a woman who is unsure the case was ever really solved. Rebecca Makkai’s “I Have Some Questions for You” has been a consistent bestseller at Blue House Books, and we are so excited to welcome Rebecca to Kenosha to help celebrate the paperback release of this haunting mystery novel!
Rebecca will be at Blue House Books from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19th to chat with readers and sign books! Joining Rebecca is Wisconsin author Amy Pease, whose debut novel “Northwoods” about a murder an a seemingly idyllic town in the north of Wisconsin, has been a huge hit with our readers! These two Midwestern authors will be chatting about their books and what drives them to write such page-turning thrillers!
This event is FREE but registration is required! Register here: https://blue-house-books.com/events/34218
The riveting new novel — “part true-crime page-turner, part campus coming-of-age” (San Francisco Chronicle) — from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist “The Great Believers.”
A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, in the spring of their senior year. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are hotly debated online, Bodie prefers—needs—to let sleeping dogs lie.
But when the Granby School invites her back to teach a course, Bodie is inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. In their rush to convict Omar, did the school and the police overlook other suspects? Is the real killer still out there? As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought—if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.
In “I Have Some Questions for You,” award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a transfixing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, “I Have Some Questions for You” is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.
About Rebecca Makkai
Rebecca Makkai’s last novel, “The Great Believers,” was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and it was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times. Her other books are the novels “The Borrower” and “The Hundred-Year House,” and the collection Music for Wartime—four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. A 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, Rebecca is on the MFA faculties of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe and Northwestern University, and is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.
About Amy Pease
Amy Pease is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin and the Madison Writer’s Studio, and works as a nurse practitioner, where she is a nationally recognized HIV specialist. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. “Northwoods” is her first novel.


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