Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin

Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin

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In 2015, Farrar, Straus & Giroux published A Manual for Cleaning Women, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer which quickly obtained wild & widespread acclaim. Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from Berlin’s remaining stories―22 gems showcasing the gritty glamour that made readers fall in love with her. From Texas to Chile, Mexico to New York City, Berlin finds beauty in the darkest places & darkness in the seemingly pristine. Evening in Paradise is an essential piece of Berlin’s oeuvre, a jewel-box follow-up for new and old fans.

"Berlin is not only a soulful chronicler of the lost corners of America, whose semi-autobiographical stories brim with red caliche clay, arroyos, drainage ditches & smelter towns. She is not only a writer of vivid bursts of language... She is also a distinctly female voice, a raspy Marlene Dietrich." (The New York Times Book Review)

Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The Boston GlobeKirkusLit Hub, Buzzfeed, ELLE, TIME, Nylon, The Boston Globe, Vulture, Newsday, HuffPost, Bustle, The A.V. Club, BUST, Reinfery29, Fast Company, MyDomaine & more