The Borrower

Version: Unabridged
Author: Rebecca Makkai
Narrator: Emily Bauer
Genres: Literature
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Published In: June 2011
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 15 minutes
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In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road.

Reviews (1)

Written by Andrew S. on September 4th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Every once in a while you come across a novel where the characters are lovable, so believable and the story sucks you in. This is not that story. The characters are pathetic stereotypes who you start to actually hate and the story is so manufactured. The only real part is your relief when you finally get to the end. The narrator irritated me too but I believe that was just a product of the subject matter.

Author Details

Author Details

Makkai, Rebecca

Rebecca Makkai s stories have been anthologized in "The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2009", and "2010", and have appeared in "Tin House, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review", and on NPR s "Selected Shorts". Makkai teaches elementary school and lives north of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.