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Rebecca Makkai
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Rebecca Makkai's stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008, 2009 , and 2010 , and have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review , and on NPR's Selected Shorts . Makkai teaches elementary school and lives north of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

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