For Morton Grove's 2021 One Book, One Village program, the Library selected Rebecca Makkai's award-winning 2018 novel The Great Believers.
One Book, One Village programs are a way to encourage the community to come together by reading the same book at the same time and share experiences via related programs and discussions.
Thanks to everyone who read the book, attended discussions, and helped make this program a success. Special thanks to Rebecca Makkai for the in-person author talk!
Set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, The Great Believers is a moving, character-driven story of a group of friends and their stirring emotional journey through the 1980s AIDS crisis in Chicago and its effects on the contemporary lives of survivors.
Awards & Accolades
- Pulitzer Prize Finalist
- National Book Award Finalist
- New York Times Top Book of 2018
- Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner
- ALA Carnegie Medal Winner
- Stonewall Book Award Winner
Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for Wartime. She is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.
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