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Heather Abel | The Optimistic Decade

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Join Heather Abel for a reading and signing of her new novel, The Optimistic Decade.

Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, The Optimistic Decade takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters and is a sweeping novel about idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it.

There is Caleb Silver, the beloved founder of the back-to-the-land camp Llamalo, who is determined to teach others to live simply. There are the ranchers, Don and his son, Donnie, who gave up their land to Caleb and who now want it back. There is Rebecca Silver, determined to become an activist like her father and undone by the spell of both Llamalo and new love; and there is David, a teenager who has turned Llamalo into his personal religion.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Optimistic Decade from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of The Optimistic Decade today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized

Event date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206307
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2018