December 10, 2013 7:00am
Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm
279 Harvard St.
Brookline MA 02446
Beverly Gologorsky, author of the new novel Stop Here, will be reading and discussing her work at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, December 10th at 7pm.
Stop Here (Seven Stories Press, November 19) is Beverly Gologorsky’s long-awaited second novel that, like her acclaimed first novel The Things We Do to Make it Home, explores the lives of working-class women and their families through the lens of war, destruction, loss, and economic struggle. With honest and vivid language, Gologorsky weaves each woman’s story together to form a complete picture of the tragedies and triumphs of four friends and coworkers on the home front of a seemingly endless 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.
“Unflinching, piercing, Gologorsky looks straight into the face of class in this country, capturing the reverberations across generations of who really fights our wars, who really serves our coffee, who really gets up in the dark to wipe the diners’ counter clean. This book is filled with an array of characters whose bravery is unsung, women who persevere with a dignity unseen by many, until Gologorsky pulls the curtain back and allows us in.”—Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge
“[Gologorsky] treats each singular story line with insight, compassion, and no sentimentality.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)