A Manual for Cleaning Women

Selected Stories
CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: DD22654
Released: Jan 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504676533
Narrator/s: Various
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A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday. Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.

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Author(s): Lucia Berlin
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2015

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A Manual for Cleaning Women
Product Number: BX00052620
Product Number:Z100114473
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Author(s): Lucia Berlin
Narrator(s): Various
Product Number Z100114473
Released: Jan 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504676472
eBook
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Author(s): Lucia Berlin
Product Number EB00594343
Released: Aug 18, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374712860

Professional reviews

"In her foreword to this collection, Davis writes, "Her sensitivity to the sounds of the language is always there, and we too savor the rhythms of the syllables or the perfect coincidence of sound and sense." While meant as a reflection on Lucia Berlin's writing, the words hold equally true for the narrators of this short story collection. They each (with a special nod to Carol Monda and Hillary Huber) slip easily inside the sidelined and marginalized characters who populate these semiautobiographical stories. Berlin's writing, both tempered and elastic, provides a perfect springboard, and the narrators use it to full advantage: gracefully leaping, twisting, and--when called for--landing with force on the emotional heart of each story. K.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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