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Lucia Berlin

Lucia Berlin
Buddy Berlin

Lucia Berlin (1936-2004) worked brilliantly but sporadically throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Her stories are inspired by her early childhood in various Western mining towns; her glamorous teenage years in Santiago, Chile; three failed marriages; a lifelong problem with alcoholism; her years spent in Berkeley, New Mexico, and Mexico City; and the various jobs she later held to support her writing and her four sons. Sober and writing steadily by the 1990s, she took a visiting writer's post at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1994 and was soon promoted to associate professor. In 2001, in failing health, she moved to Southern California to be near her sons. She died in 2004 in Marina del Rey. Her posthumous collection, A Manual for Cleaning Women, was named one of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of 2015.

Evening in Paradise

Lucia Berlin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"Berlin probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE. Named one of the Best...

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Welcome Home

Lucia Berlin; Edited by Jeff Berlin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Named a Fall Read by Buzzfeed, Vulture, Newsday and HuffPost

A compilation of sketches, photographs, and letters, Welcome Home is an essential nonfiction...

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A Manual for Cleaning Women

Lucia Berlin; Edited by Stephen Emerson; Foreword by Lydia Davis
Picador
Picador

A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin.

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