Heather Abel & Lisa Ko with Mira Jacob

Heather AbelLisa KoMira JacobFort Greene store:
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 PM
Algonquin Authors in Conversation
Heather Abel presents The Optimistic Decade
Lisa Ko presents The Leavers
Moderated by Mira Jacob

Greenlight is thrilled to present an evening of conversation between debut Algonquin authors Heather Abel and Lisa Ko, moderated by author Mira Jacob. Heather Abel presents her new novel The Optimistic Decade, an energetic story of revolution set at a utopian summer camp. Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, the novel takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters with a sweeping story about idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it. Lisa Ko presents her award-winning debut The Leavers, a finalist for the National Book Award and newly released in paperback. Inspired by recent, real-life stories of undocumented immigrant women whose U.S.-born children were taken away from them and adopted by American families, while the women themselves were jailed or deported, The Leavers is an unforgettable story of immigration, adoption, and lives lived across borders. Abel and Ko discuss their work with Mira Jacob, author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, followed by a signing and Q&A.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Optimistic Decade Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616206307
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2018

The Leavers (National Book Award Finalist): A Novel Cover Image
By Lisa Ko
ISBN: 9781616208042
Availability: Available at our distributor; usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books - April 24th, 2018

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