Read-Alikes for ‘I Have Some Questions for You’ by Rebecca Makkai | LibraryReads

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai (Viking; LJ starred review) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

California-based podcaster/professor Bodie Kane has been invited to teach some mini-courses at Granby, the New Hampshire coed boarding school she attended as a teenager. Bodie’s podcasting students are aware of her notoriety during her student days—she was the roommate of Thalia Keith, who was murdered on campus in the mid-1990s—and they want to reopen the case for their class project. The initial investigation was sloppy at best. Omar, the Black athletic director at the time, was convicted of the murder, based partly on a questionable statement Bodie made to the police. Omar has been in prison ever since. Now, 23 years later, an uneasy Bodie and her students conduct a deep dive into Thalia’s complicated relationships with students and faculty as they all dig for more clues. Getting in the way of the truth are the secrets that all the key players, including Bodie, have been keeping for decades. VERDICT Pulitzer Prize finalist Makkai (The Great Believers) knows whereof she writes; she lives on the campus of the boarding school she attended as a teenager, where her husband now teaches and her child is a student. Her lifelong, three-pronged immersion in that culture has resulted in a thought-provoking and delicious tale of life and death and justice that very well may have gone sideways.—Beth E. Andersen

The Swallows by Lisa Lutz (Ballantine)

Appeared on the August 2019 LibraryReads list

"A dark, satirical book that centers around a school and the revenge that we seek in times of humiliation. It's a twisty read that will have you following an investigation filled with secrets, lies, and threats. For readers who liked Prep and Small Admissions."—Kathryn Neal, Skiatook Library, Skiatook, OK

Long Bright River by Liz Moore (Riverhead; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the January 2020 LibraryReads list

“A compelling literary police procedural set in an opioid-ravaged Philadelphia neighborhood and centered on the relationship between two sisters whose lives have taken opposite paths. Your heart will ache as you grow to love the complex, strong, and incredibly vulnerable characters. For readers of Tana French and Dennis Lehane.”—Maggie Thomann, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL

Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian (Park Row: Harlequin)

Appeared on the September 2021 LibraryReads list

“A trio of psychopaths attending a Washington D.C. college take part in a study to see if they can be taught to live productively. When a murderer targets campus, they need to work together to determine if they’re among the hunted. This is a jaw-dropping, read-in-one-sitting thriller. For readers of Gillian Flynn and Caroline Kepnes.”—Douglas Beatty, Baltimore County Public Library, Baltimore, MD

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