Stop Here (Paperback)
Seven Stories Press, 9781609805043, 239pp.
Publication Date: November 19, 2013
December 2013 Indie Next List
— Flossie McNabb, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, TN
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With tender, unadorned prose and a supremely human sympathy for the triumphs and defeats of everyday life, in this long-awaited second novel Beverly Gologorsky delivers a moving and incisive story about loss, friendship, and healing in the shadow of a seemingly endless war.
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Praise For Stop Here…
"The hard realities associated with growth, change, love, and death affect all, but the repercussions seem especially gritty in this working-class setting. Gologorsky’s writing is clean and spare as she gives each character her or his own specific voice and presents an unflinching, caring view of the world, well worth our time to see."—Danise Hoover, Booklist
“The author treats each singular story line with insight, compassion, and no sentimentality."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"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
PRAISE FOR The Things We Do to Make It Home:
"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."—New York Times Book Review
"Evocative....[A] powerful tale....the characters stick with you."—USA Today
"Haunting....A novel brimming with burning emotion."—Booklist