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I Have Some Questions for You with Rebecca Makkai + Lessons in Chemistry with Bonnie Garmus

I have some questions for you by Rebecca Makkai and Lesson in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

This podcast episode includes not just one, but TWO author interviews that let us peek behind the scenes of the books that we love

Mariquita sits down with Rebecca Makkai for a discussion about Murder, Mystery, and Feminism! They discuss Rebecca’s recently released novel, I Have Some Questions for You, a literary feminist boarding school murder mystery. They touch on the ethics of true crime, the inequity and dehumanization of the carceral system, the #metoo movement, and whose lives have value (all of which are woven into this compelling new novel).

Books mentioned written by Rebecca Makkai:

I Have Some Questions for You 

The Great Believers 

The Borrower 

The Hundred Year House

Music for Wartime

Who else is hyped for the Apple TV adaptation of Lessons in Chemistry?! In preparation for the show, Renee chats with author Bonnie Garmus to discuss why this book resonated with so many, the success of the book, and the adaptation itself. Bonnie and Renee also discover they are both greyhound parents mid-chat, which is a fun surprise.

Books mentioned by Renee and Bonnie Garmus:

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

In Memoriam by Alice Winn

Support our hosts & guests:

Rebecca: Instagram // Twitter // Website // Substack

Mariquita: Instagram 

Bonnie: Instagram // Twitter

Renee: Instagram // Twitter // The StoryGraph

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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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