Virtual event: Hannah Orenstein with Cristina Arreola, Head Over Heels

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome friend of the store Hannah Orenstein, author of Head Over Heels, to your computer screens for a virtual book talk and reading, in conversation with Cristina Arreola! This event takes place on Crowdcast, and is free and open to all.

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From the author of the Love at First Like and Playing with Matches, an electrifying rom-com set in the high stakes world of competitive gymnastics, full of Hannah Orenstein’s signature “charm, whimsy, and giddy romantic tension” (BuzzFeed).

The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams: After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good. Her best friend and teammate, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimate betrayal by marrying their emotionally abusive coach, Dimitri.

Now, reeling from a breakup with her football star boyfriend, Avery returns to her Massachusetts hometown, where new coach Ryan asks her to help him train a promising young gymnast with Olympic aspirations. Despite her misgivings and worries about the memories it will evoke, Avery agrees. Back in the gym, she’s surprised to find sparks flying with Ryan. But when a shocking scandal in the gymnastics world breaks, it has shattering effects not only for the sport but also for Avery and her old friend Jasmine.

“Hannah Orenstein’s Head Over Heels offers a perfect escape to an alternate 2020, one full of Olympic aspirations and encouraging pep talks.”PopSugar

Hannah Orenstein is the author of Playing with Matches, Love at First Like, and Head Over Heels, and is a former competitive gymnast. She is the senior dating editor at Elite Daily and was previously a writer and editor at Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Refinery29, and more. She lives in Brooklyn.

Cristina Arreola works in publishing, and has written about books for Elle, Book of the Month, Bustle, and more. 

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Monday, June 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Head Over Heels: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982121471
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Atria Books - June 23rd, 2020