A Manual For Cleaning Women

A Manual For Cleaning Women

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Audiobook CD - 2015
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"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves."-Lydia Davis, from the foreword. 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, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers, and bad Christians.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.
Taking place in the American Southwest, an anthology of short stories, celebrating the author's trademark blend of humor and melancholy, finds miracles in everyday life and uncovers moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats, homes of the upper class and hotel dining rooms.
Publisher: ℗2015
[Ashland, Oregon] :, Blackstone Audio, Inc.,, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9781504676533
150467653X
9781504676519
1504676513
Branch Call Number: F Berlin
Characteristics: 13 audio discs (14 hr., 47 min.) :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in
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digital, optical, rda

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Jul 20, 2016

Beautiful writing. Linked short stories.

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