#NewRelease: Music for Wartime, by @RebeccaMakkai

Here it is. The long-anticipated short story collection, Music for Wartime, from one of my favorite authors Rebecca Makkai. In the last year you may have seen my reviews for The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House. I loved both of those novels. I’ve also read some of Makkai’s publishers short stories. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this collection soon. I don’t jump at story collections often, but for this author, it’s top on my to-buy list.

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Music for Wartime

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Named one of the must-read books of the summer by BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post and The L Magazine

Rebecca Makkai’s first two novels, The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, the acclaimed writer returns with a highly anticipated collection of short stories marked with her signature mix of intelligence, wit, and heart.

A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, while her own relationship falls apart. Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a young boy has a revelation about his father’s past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home. In an unnamed country, a composer records the folk songs of two women from a village on the brink of destruction.

Makkai has been anthologized four times in The Best American Short Stories as well as The Best American Nonrequired Reading. These wide-ranging and deeply moving stories—some inspired by her family history—will delight her many fans, as well as readers of Lorrie Moore, Jim Shepard, and Karen Russell.

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You can grab a copy of this book from:

Amazon | B&N | Kobo

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About the Author:

Rebecca Makkai is a Chicago-based writer whose second novel,The Hundred-Year House, will be available from Viking/Penguin in summer, 2014. Her first novel, The Borrower, is a Booklist Top Ten Debut, an Indie Next pick, an O Magazine selection, and one of Chicago Magazine‘s choices for best fiction of 2011. Her short fiction has been chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years (2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008), and appears regularly in journals like Harper’sTin HousePloughshares, andNew England Review.

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