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Rebecca Makkai will discuss the work and inspiration behind her second novel, The Hundred-Year House. The story is set in an erstwhile artists’ colony on the North Shore — certainly not Ragdale, but unarguably influenced by its architecture and legacy. Makkai, who has stayed at Ragdale three times, will talk about the role this and other artists’ residencies played in the composition of the novel, and how the book reflects its North Shore setting. Part of Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, the annual month-long, city-wide reading program in October.
Complimentary admission. Since space is limited, advance reservations are required.
October is Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale. A month-long, city-wide reading program presented by the Lake Forest Public Library during which the community reads a book by a selected author affiliated with Ragdale. This year’s selection is The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai. Related programs take place at various locations.