A compilation of sketches, photographs, & letters, Welcome Home is an essential nonfiction companion to the stories by Lucia Berlin.
Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. Berlin’s world was wide, & the writing here is, as we’ve come to expect, dazzling. She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humor that readers fell in love with in her stories.
"Berlin is a visionary who anticipated the merging of autobiography and fiction that’s so common right now. You can see just how much she merged her life & her fiction in the unfinished memoir Welcome Home... she’s so mordant here, & so observational, & there are so many gorgeous details that must have been painstakingly sifted out of a lifetime of experiences." (Lit Hub)