I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel (Large Print / Paperback)
Set in a New Hampshire boarding school, a woman returning to her alma mater as a short-term teacher gets wrapped up in trying to solve a decades-old murder that happened during her student years. It's an intriguing storyline, but Makkai also uses this vehicle to talk about so many things: social media culture, being "cancelled, teacher/student relationships, the troubling media influence of the "dead white woman" trope, and the hugely popular (if also often problematic) True Crime genre. There's so much to unpack in this novel, and the story was so good - I definitely did not see the ending coming! I loved this one.— Kari
March 2023 Indie Next List
“Rebecca Makkai redefines the campus novel for our current times. This was deftly written with such a fresh perspective and clever deconstruction of a murder case, I walked around my apartment fully immersed, book in hand.”
— Kira Wizner, Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook, NY
About the Author
Rebecca Makkai’s last novel, The Great Believers, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and it was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times. Her other books are the novels The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, and the collection Music for Wartime—four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. A 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, Rebecca is on the MFA faculties of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe and Northwestern University, and is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.