December 4, 2013 7:00pm
Beverly Gologorsky, author of Stop Here, and Pulitzer-winning writer Elizabeth Strout, author of The Burgess Boys, read and discuss their latest works of fiction at The Strand Bookstore on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00pm.
Stop Here is Beverly Gologorsky’s long-awaited second novel which, like her acclaimed first novel, The Things We Do to Make it Home, explores the lives of working-class women (struggling to make ends meet at a roadside diner in Long Island) through the lens of war, destruction, loss, and economic struggle. In simple and striking prose, Gologorsky weaves each woman’s story together to form a complete picture of the tragedies and triumphs of four ordinary friends and coworkers against the backdrop of a nation at war.
Beverly Gologorsky is the author of the acclaimed novel The Things We Do To Make It Home named a Notable Book by the New York Times, Best Fiction by Los Angeles Times, and a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great Writers Award.Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation, and the LA Times. Former editor of two political journals, Viet-Report and Leviathan, noted for her historical contribution to Feminists Who Changed America, Gologorsky has contributed essays to Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from all Sides and The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women’s True-Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away, among others.
Elizabeth Strout is the author of The Burgess Boys, the New York Times bestseller Olive Kitteridge, for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; the national bestseller Abide with Me; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in London.