Evening in Paradise: More Stories (MP3 CD)
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January brings gray skies, the after-the-holidays hangover. Evening in Paradise, a collection of short stories is a great antidote to the after the holidays blues when the sky remains gray for days on end. Lucia Berlin takes her readers to the warmth of Mexico and SW Texas to Chile. There you will find beauty in the darkest places, feel the warmth of the sun and the cold, dark desert at night. The stories are short enough to read in a sitting. Berlin's writing is in turns humorous and sad, and devastatingly detailed.— Lyn
A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin
In 2015, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published A Manual for Cleaning Women, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer, to wild, widespread acclaim. It was a New York Times bestseller; the paper's Book Review named it one of the Ten Best Books of 2015; and NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and other outlets gave the book rave reviews.
The book's author, Lucia Berlin, earned comparisons to Raymond Carver, Grace Paley, Alice Munro, and Anton Chekhov. Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from Berlin's remaining stories-twenty-two gems that showcase 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 and 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.