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Seven Stories Press

Works of Radical Imagination


A New York Times Notable Book

A Los Angeles Times Best Fiction Book

Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers Award Finalist

An emotionally charged story of passionate love, unfulfilled desire, and an American dream gone totally awry, Beverly Gologorsky's poignant, unadorned novel lays bare the destructive impact of the Vietnam War on the wives, lovers, and children of veterans. The Things We Do to Make It Home is the haunting story of devotion and loss will speak to anyone who has suffered the effects of an unwinnable war.


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“Stunning ... Lean and supple, completely persuasive, full of nuanced turns, dead on about how people try to bind and repel each other at the same time.”

“Evocative ... [A] powerful tale ... The character stick with you.”

“Haunting ... A novel brimming with burning emotion.”


BEVERLY GOLOGORSKY is the author of the acclaimed novel The Things We Do to Make It Home, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Fiction book, and a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great Writers Award, as well as the novels Stop Here ("unflinching, piercing," according to Elizabeth Strout), Every Body Has a Story, Can You See The Wind?. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Nation. A former editor of two political journals, Viet-Report and Leviathan, Gologorsky has contributed to Feminists Who Changed America, 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. She lives in New York and Maine.