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Stop Here: a novel by Beverly Gologorsky

Stop Here: a novel

by Beverly Gologorsky

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This is an author who needs to be heard and read. Stop Here is the not-so-simple story of the employees of Murray's Diner in the North Fork of Long Island, NY. This is "Nickled and Dimed" come to life, complete with misery and hope and war and poverty in all its ramifications. For my friends who say, "Oh but it's so depressing", the lives of Shelley, Murray, Dina, Mila, Ava, Rosalyn and their children and spouses are tough and glorious. Each chapter focuses on one character but encompasses them all. A must read, especially for the pungent dialogue and the vividly realistic interior thoughts. ( )
  froxgirl | Jan 25, 2014 |
I deeply admire Gologorsky's crafting of this novel. Her depiction of her characters is unmistakably generous and sympathetic, but this does not prevent the novel from taking a larger, more objective view of the themes at stake at times. The narration is as deep feeling as it is deep thinking, and that's a rare and refreshing quality. I heartily recommend Stop Here. It's a fairly simple, yet life-affirming read.

I received an uncorrected proof of this novel through the Goodreads First Reads program, FYI. ( )
  kara.shamy | Jan 9, 2014 |
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Ava, Mila, and Rosalyn all work at Murray's Diner in Long Island. They are friends and coworkers struggling to hold together their disordered lives. The promise of a new relationship with a coworker soon begins to restore Ava's faith in her own ability to feel, and Mila learns through wrenching loss that children must learn from their own mistakes. But ultimately it is love-- for one another and for their wayward families-- that sustains them through the pain and uncertainty of a world with no easy answers.… (more)

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