The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai
Join your friends and neighbors for the third annual Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, a one book/one community program that fosters a culture of reading and a sense of community in our city. Each year a title is selected from the works of writers affiliated with Ragdale, the artists’ residency which has supported authors and their creative process for over 35 years.
The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai is this year’s Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale title. The story is set in an artists' colony on the North Shore and, while not Ragdale, it is unarguably influenced by its architecture and legacy. A number of related programs will take place at various locations throughout the fall. (See below for details.) Copies of The Hundred-Year House are available to borrow at Lake Forest Library and to purchase from Lake Forest Book Store.
Rebecca Makkai lives with her family in Lake Forest. In addition to The Hundred-Year House (2014) she has written The Borrower (2011), and Music for Wartime: Stories (2015). She has attended three residencies at Ragdale and is participating in the Lake Forest College program, Writing by the Lake.
Calendar of Events
Thursday 9/ 17/15 12 noon – Book Discussion led by Judy Levin. The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai. Lake Forest Library, Children’s Programming Room.
Thursday 10/1/15 7:00 pm “Lake Forest One Hundred Years Ago”, a presentation by the Laurie Stein, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, Lake Forest Library, Children’s Programming Room
Thursday 10/15/15 10:30 am – Tea and Talk with Rebecca Makkai. Ragdale House, 1230 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest. Lake Forest Book Store will have copies of The Hundred-Year House available for purchase. Call 847-234- 1063 or email for more information.
Wednesday 10/21/15 7:00 pm – A Conversation with Rebecca Makkai, Moderator Professor Davis Schneiderman, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College (Reservations required. Visit http://bit.ly/1RzHOdY to sign up.)
Program Partners: Friends of Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest Book Store, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, The Ragdale Foundation
Call Adult Services for more information 847-810-4610. Events are free and open to the public