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Heather Abel

Heather Abel’s debut novel, The Optimistic Decade was an Indie Next pick, a Massachusetts Center of the Book 2018 "Must Read" and received praise from the New York Times, People Magazine, New York Magazine, and the Seattle Times, among many other places. Her essays have appeared widely, including in the New York Times, Slate, and the online Paris Review. She received an MFA from the New School and has taught writing at the New School, UMass Amherst, and Smith College. Her second novel, still in-progress, is about motherhood in the time of catastrophic climate change.