Heather Abel

Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, Heather Abel’s novel, The Optimistic Decade (Algonquin), takes us into the lives of five people deeply attached to the land encompassing a rural Colorado summer camp. 

"A coming-of-age story set in the age of Reagan and Bush, Heather Abel's wonderful novel asks a question that's more relevant now than ever: Amid the maddening news of the world, how do you go about living an authentic life? Perceptive, funny, and utterly original, The Optimistic Decade is a book for anyone who's navigated the twin crises of idealism and youth." —Nathan Hill, author of The Nix.

Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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