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A manual for cleaning women : selected stories / Lucia Berlin ; edited and with an introduction by Stephen Emerson ; foreword by Lydia Davis.

Berlin, Lucia, author. (Author). Emerson, Stephen, editor. (Added Author).
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  • 7 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

2 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler F BER (Text) 34044000900439 ADULT FICTION Available -
Eckhart PL - Main F BERLIN lucia Manual (Text) 840191002204275 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora FIC BER (Text) 50825010679644 Fiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library FIC BERLIN (Text) 37500004128225 Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch F (Text) 39391006695389 Fiction Available -
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley YA F BER (Text) 30402004587202 TEEN FICTION In transit -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC BER (Text) 31951004081300 Main Floor - Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield FIC Berlin (Text) 78292000358169 Adult New Book Collection In transit -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch FIC BERLIN, LUCIA (Text) 33946003141244 New Books . 2nd Floor Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374202392
  • ISBN: 0374202397
  • ISBN: 9781250094735
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 403 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Short stories.

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