"Adam Braver conjures historical experience with rare precision and lyrical intensity. Fierce and true, his fiction is unforgettable."
- Claire Messud, author of The Emperor's Children
"Adam Braver blends history and fiction in striking portraits of three resilient women. Along with offering fascinating accounts of what the women actually do, these dramatic novellas give readers the chance to reflect on what these women choose not to do, and fail to do, and want to do but are discouraged from doing. The result is a moving, illuminating, relevant book."
— Joanna Scott, author of Careers for Women
"I've loved Adam Braver's work for many years. What The Women Do is one of his finest books yet. These novellas offer radically different takes on the lives of three women about whom we know much less than we sometimes like to think. Braver's bravura narration--stealthy and startling--confirms my long-held opinion that he's one of the best fiction writers in the country. One of the best artists, period."
– Steven Yarbrough, author of The Unmade World
Adam Braver is the author of six novels (The Disappeared; Misfit; November 22, 1963; Crows Over The Wheatfield; Divine Sarah; and Mr. Lincoln’s Wars). His books have been translated into multiple languages, and earned many distinctions. Braver is on faculty and University Library Program Director at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. He also teaches at the New York State Summer Writers Institute.