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The Things We Do to Make It Home

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Publisher Comments:

“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.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Evocative. . . . [A] powerful tale. . . . The characters stick with you.”—USA Today

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

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. This haunting story of devotion and loss will speak to anyone who has suffered the effects of an unwinnable war.

Beverly Gologorsky has been an activist in the women’s and peace movements since the 1960s. Her first novel, The Things We Do to Make It Home, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Los Angeles Times Best Fiction selection, and a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, when it was originally published in 1999. Her essays have appeared in The 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 has written for the New York Times, the NationNewsweek, and theLos Angeles Times, among other publications. She has one daughter, Georgina Lieberman, and lives with Charlie Wiggins in New York and Maine.

Synopsis:

The New York Times Notable first novel of the Vietnam War's devastating impact on the American home.

Synopsis:

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. This haunting story of devotion and loss will speak to anyone who has suffered the effects of an unwinnable war.

About the Author

Beverly Gologorsky explored her experiences as a women's rights and anti-war activist in her novel The Things We Do To Make It Home, winner of the 1999 New York Times Notable Book of the Year award. She works as a writer in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583228845
Author:
Gologorsky, Beverly
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Beverly Gologorsky
Subject:
Veterans
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
War
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Veterans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 6.5 oz

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The New York Times Notable first novel of the Vietnam War's devastating impact on the American home.
"Synopsis" by , 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. This haunting story of devotion and loss will speak to anyone who has suffered the effects of an unwinnable war.
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