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A dozen short stories by a modern American author who is often compared to Eudora Welty, Raymond Carver and Fielding Dawson.
Published (first published 1988)
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Dec 24, 2016 rated it liked it
This is the fifth Lucia Berlin book I've read and reviewed. Her stories are wonderful, the problem is: all of the books are a repeat of the same stories. I've never run across this before, usually if stories are repeated there is included in the title: "selected stories" but no, there are 5 different books with different titles and the same stories over and over. Now these are great stories and some deserve a second read but maybe not a fourth and fifth read. I just think this is very strange an ...more
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Berlin began publishing relatively late in life, under the encouragement and sometimes tutelage of poet Ed Dorn. Her first small collection, Angels Laundromat was published in 1981, but her published stories were written as early as 1960. Several of her stories appeared in magazines such as The Atlantic and Saul Bellow’s little magazine The Noble Savage.

Berlin published six collections of short st
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