Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Music for Wartime by Rebecca Makkai
The award-winning writer, Rebecca Makkai, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories,
appears on Between The Covers to discuss her much-anticipated story collection bearing her signature mix of intelligence, wit, and heart. A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, even as 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. When the prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead, the small-town minister tasked with burying its remains comes to question his own faith.