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  • A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250094735
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: August 2016
    "Stories from a lost American classic "in the same arena as Alice Munro" (Lydia Davis) "In the field of short fiction, Lucia Berlin is one of America's best kept secrets. That's it. Flat out. No mitigating conditions." --Paul Metcalf A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday--uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City. The women of Berlin's stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form"--
  • Evening in Paradise: More Stories

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374279486
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2018
  • Manual para mujeres de la limpieza / A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories (Spanish Edition)

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9786073141086
    • Publisher: Alfaguara
    • Published: June 2016
  • Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $12.50 - $21.60
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374287597
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2018
  • Where I Live Now

    By Lucia Berlin

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781574230918
    • Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
    • Published: March 1999
    Set mainly in Los Angeles, Lucia Berlin's gritty working-class stories bridge the gap between the Americas"€"rich and poor, North and South, Anglo and Hispanic. While her style has been compared to Raymond Carver's, and her dream- and drink-addicted characters to Richard Yates', her fictional territory and fatalistic humor are hers alone.

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