The Borrower (Large Print / Hardcover)

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June 2011 Indie Next List


“A 26-year-old children's librarian, Lucy Hull, allows herself to be 'kidnapped' by one of her precocious 10-year-old patrons, a boy intent on running away from home. The pair end up on a hilarious road trip that ping-pongs them across the Midwest and out to the East Coast. Makkai's writing is sharp and funny, and book lovers will enjoy the many references to well-known titles, from echoes of the road trip in Lolita to a chapter that is structured like a Choose Your Own Adventure story. What a wonderful, assured, and original debut!”
— Shuchi Saraswat, Titcomb's Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA

Description


In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and an upsetting family history thrown in their path.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781410440815
ISBN-10: 1410440818
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: September 7th, 2011
Pages: 457
Language: English
Series: Thorndike Reviewers' Choice