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Heatherleegee

Heatherleegee

Joined August 2016

Bookseller at Porter Square Books and Publicist at MIT Press
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Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung by Nina MacLaughlin
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Milkman by Anna Burns
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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Cathythoughts Good books 👍🏻♥️ 3w
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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In the past year or so I‘ve read two westerns, which is two more than I ever thought I‘d read. I can‘t wait to staff pick this book next month. Tea Obreht‘s new book is fantastic! Filled with realistic women, mysterious beasts, and a little bit of magic, I couldn‘t put it down. (And if you liked In the Distance by Hernan Diaz you‘ll also like this).

#Inland #TeaObreht

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I‘m pretty sure Karen Russell writes with a magical pen. I LOVED these stories! Can‘t pick a favorite, they were all amazing. She‘s such an inspiration for my own writing.

Also, I went to see her read at Harvard Books. She kept looking at me during her talk and when I finally reached her in the signing line she said she thought I was her friend! Wish I was!

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Colson Whitehead does it again with a gut wrenching, heart wrenching book about black boys sent to a “reform” school in 1960s Florida. It‘s dark, but well worth the read if only to expand your mind.

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Shatter the Sky | Rebecca Kim Wells
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So proud of my friend @rebeccawriting on her debut! Just finished reading the ARC and it‘s come so far from the early pages I first got to see. This is a FANTASTIC book with a main character who is bi and diverse! Plus DRAGONS 🐉 Comes out on July 30!
#ShattertheySky #RebeccaKimWells

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Read this book in record time for me, about four days. A beautifully written story of two people struggling through anxiety, social pressures, and effective communication.

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I got the best book mail today!! If you haven‘t read anything by Hanif Abdurraqib yet then you‘re seriously missing out (They Can‘t Kill Us Until They Kill Us is such an incredible and important book). Can‘t wait to read this one! #goaheadintherain

Notafraidofwords Is this only about the tribe called quest ? 7mo
Heatherleegee @Notafraidofwords I haven‘t started it yet but Abdurraqib is a culture writer so I wouldn‘t say this is a biography of the band so much as it‘s an analysis/ode of the band, their music, and life in America 7mo
Notafraidofwords @Heatherleegee oh I read his other one. I‘m just afraid since I don‘t know the music that I will be lost. 7mo
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Wishing snowstorm Harper was going to be a bit snowier in Boston but this is the perfect series regardless

catebutler I adored the first book, I definitely need to get to the next two ASAP! 8mo
Heatherleegee @catebutler they are sooo good!! My favorites to recommend 8mo
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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Elizabeth McCraken will be at Porter Square Books in Cambridge in February and I decided I want to read this before her event!

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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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I‘m a huge fan of Rebecca Makkai‘s earlier work, and really enjoyed this book as well. I agree that the 2015 storyline was a bit weaker than the 1986 storyline, but that wouldn‘t stop me from recommending it to readers.

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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As my co-bookseller told me yesterday: “You are in for a couple of TURNS, a good helping of THOUGHTS, & no small amount of FEELS” #truth #lostchildrenarchive

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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SO. EXCITED. About this book!! I‘m 30 pages in and so far it‘s delightful #Little #EdwardCarey

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Summer | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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I was reading the galley of Summer but had to buy it yesterday to complete my set (please don‘t judge my galley lag! 🙈) #karloveknausgaard #seasonsquartet

ephemeralwaltz Lovely collection! 13mo
Heatherleegee @ephemeralwaltz thank you! Besides being such good books, they do look really nice together on a shelf 12mo
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A-MAZING!! This was hilarious and it‘s the team we need right now to make us feel better! What a dynamic duo (Four more years?!? 😭) Andrew Shaffer got the satire exactly right, while still maintaining plot and character development! It‘s going to be my staff pick when it‘s released

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Oh what a beautiful book! It‘s charming and insightful, and such a great perspective. I‘ve been paving through a chapter a night for a week. I love it so much I made it my staff pick at Porter Square Books!

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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I was really disappointed by this book. I thought it was going to be an amazing story about a female diver in WWII and instead it was some lackluster creepy love story. Dexter Styles adds nothing to this book, I can‘t even tell you what he does, and he was a general waste of space.

That being said, I do think Jennifer Egan creates beautiful sentences and imagery, and I would read more by her.

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Spring: (Seasons Quartet 3) | Karl Ove Knausgaard
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The only Knausgaard books I‘ve read are the ones in this Seasons series. In Autumn and Winter it was hard to imagine Knausgaard as a father and husband. This book changed my perception of him. It was soul baring and heartfelt. Dealing with a loved one‘s depression is never easy, and Knausgaard brings that to the page with careful consideration.

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This was an easy and quick read. It was enjoyable but not gripping. The book is much more about character relationships than it is about the future, and in fact Williams‘s future differs so little from present day that I wonder why she even bothered creating a future world. Williams is a good writer though, and I would read more by her.

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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The Mars Room is for fans of Orange is the New Black. I was hoping Kushner‘s next book would be like “The Flamethrowers” but it‘s probably better that it wasn‘t. The Mars Room starts in the middle of Romy‘s story. Trouble has already brewed. The reader gets flashbacks and snippets to a life so many people can‘t escape. This book is needed and was an incredible read

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Got to see my friend Mackenzi captivate an audience of teens and adults with stories about women‘s history last night at Belmont Books. This book is so beautiful and needed by readers of all ages! Go get yourself or gift a copy if you haven‘t already #bygonebadassbroads

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I read this while I was receiving last night at the bookstore. It‘s surprising, charming, and witty! The book is beautifully designed and illustrated as well. #charming #literaryheroine

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Mars Room | Rachel Kushner
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SO EXCITED FOR THIS. “The Flamethrowers” is one of my biggest hand sells. Grabbed this from the galley wall at Porter Square Books, and was only slightly offended that none of my coworkers know me well enough to have put this in my box before I saw it 🙃 #rachelkushner #themarsroom #theflamethrowers

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In the Distance | Hernan Diaz
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My coworker recommended this book and I wasn‘t sure about it until I got to this page. Woah, Hernan Diaz is brilliant. Not only is he a master of lists, he‘s a master of language, and this paragraph is a perfect example. This book is one that‘s meant to be read slowly and take its time, but it‘s definitely worth it

Redheadrambles Agree agree ! It‘s great ! 2y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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What a brilliant novel. Sad and haunting (no pun intended). Highly recommend, especially if you‘re hunkering down for a winter storm (finished reading this during the Bomb Cyclone)

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Julian Is a Mermaid | Jessica Love
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I know what my staff pick in May will be

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I‘m not finished yet, but really enjoying listening to this book. Kenneth Branagh narrates, and as usual he doesn‘t disappoint at all. I watched the original movie when I was a kid but I can‘t remember the ending - it‘s all new! Check it out from Libro.Fm, they support indie bookstores

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Sometimes I have this weird stigma where I don‘t like to read the books that everyone else is reading. Usually it applies to the bestseller list, where a bestselling title isn‘t always a rule that a book is well-written. I‘m glad my book club is reading this for our December meeting because man, I was missing out

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ephemeralwaltz I love this edition!😍 2y
Heatherleegee @ephemeralwaltz it‘s so pretty 🙃 2y
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When someone asks what you‘re reading and you blurt out “A book about WOLVES!” 🙈 Feeling like a twelve-year-old nerd again 🤓

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Black Panther #1 | Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze (Illustrator)
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Is it irony or incredible foresight that I started reading Black Panther the same day the movie trailer comes out?

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The Worm and the Bird | Coralie Bickford-Smith
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So excited to finally see Coralie Bickford-Smith's new book! While The Fox and The Star will always be special and entrancing, this one is still great. The story doesn't grab me as much as her first book did - it's a little less detailed. Her first book was very evocative, and this one is so-so. But the images are still wonderful!!

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 | G Willow Wilson
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Beans and rice for dinner this week because I spent too much money on books again at Belmont Books

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Great stories and gorgeous photographs that make me want to create my own way of life too

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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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"In the gift economy, gifts are not free. The essence of the gift is that it creates a set of relationships. The currency of a gift economy is, at its root, reciprocity." | A customer recommended this book to me. She said she gives it to all her friends. I'm only 50 pages in and already I want to do the same.
#braidingsweetgrass #robinwallkimmerer #whatimreading #summerreading

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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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Why did I wait so long

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Finally got a copy of Katherine Arden's new book!! So excited to see what'a next for Vasya. And look, the cover matches my rosé!

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Wild Fox: A True Story | Cherie Mason
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Maine moment: best damn blueberry pie I've ever made and a classic book from my childhood

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So excited for my friend Mackenzi Lee! I got to read this book while she was writing it, and I can't love it enough. As she says, it really is the "big gay European road trip you didn't know you needed". The BEST characters, the most exciting adventures, and one of the best summer reads out there.

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Reading about Red London on the Red line while it's delayed #Boston #MBTA #ADarkerShadeofMagic

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"What happens too me when I cross... into Maine...? I cannot describe it.... but I do have the sensation of having received a gift from a true love." - E. B. White. Truer words were never spoken. Missing Maine right now

MrBook I want to visit Maine again soon. 😩 2y
Heatherleegee @MrBook I need to go back soon too 2y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Tomorrow is my thirtieth birthday. Like the coolest adult ever, I'm spending the last night of my twenties in bed with this yellowed and worn book. Tomorrow I'm going to bake a cake and watch the new Netflix show and I can't wait!

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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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