A Good Day for Seppuku

A Good Day for Seppuku
Short Stories





Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This extraordinary collection from Braverman features unforgettable stories of women on the edge, children overlooked, and men at the ends of their ropes. . . . Braverman writes forthright but beautiful sentences. Her details are so vivid that they feel like memories . . . Without glorifying or reveling in suffering, Braverman reveals the inner lives of her disparate cast of characters."—Publishers Weekly


The New Yorker

"If fame did not find Braverman when the moment was right, perhaps it will make amends now that the moment is wrong. . . . Braverman excels at flooding readers in images that throb with menace or pleasure, as if descriptive language were a vein into which our most primal fears and desires could be injected."—Katy Waldman, The New Yorker


"'Reading With' Q & A column in Shelf Awareness"
Feb 21, 2018

Q: "Book that changed your life?"  A: "Howl by Ginsberg."


"Featured in '5 Books Making News This Week'"
Feb 20, 2018

Entertainment Weekly

"Kate Braverman, an underground literary icon through decades of razor-sharp writing, returns with a gorgeously observed collection of stories about contemporary Jewish identity. It's profound, realistic, and funny in equal measure."—David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly


"Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Braverman's debut novel, 'Lithium for Medea'"
Jan 12, 2018

"J Weekly book round up"
Jan 5, 2018

"Jewish characters are scattered throughout novelist and short fiction writer Kate Braverman's new book, A Good Day for Seppuku, set for publication in early February." —Liz Harris, The Jewish News of Northern California


Foreword Reviews

"There is . . . a captivating undertone of dark humor to Braverman's stories, whether it comes through description, interior narrative, or sharply bandied dialogue."—Meg Nola, Foreword Reviews