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Berta’s Books
Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers

Roberta Rubin interviews author Rebecca Makkai about her newest novel The Great Believers.

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The Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai
$27
Air Date/Time September 12, 3 pm (Central)
1st ed., 432 pages, hardcover, Viking

A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.

Thirty years later,...

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Lit with Love
Amy Reichert
The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go

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Sonali Dev interviews author Amy Reichert about her newest warmhearted novel The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go.

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The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go
by Amy Reichert
$16.00
Air Date/Time: May 22, 11am (Central)
352 pages, paperback

Three generations. Seven days. One big secret. The author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake unfolds a mother-daughter story told by three women whose time to reckon with a life-altering secret is running out.

Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there’s no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G’s, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband.

But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family...

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