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Publisher — Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date Published — November 06, 2018
ISBN — 9780374279486

Evening in Paradise

Lucia Berlin

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Publisher — Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date Published — November 06, 2018
ISBN — 9780374279486

"Berlin probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize." --Dwight Garner,The New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWEDITORS' CHOICE.Named a Fall Read byBuzzfeed, ELLE, TIME, Nylon, The Boston Globe, Vulture, Newsday,HuffPost, Bustle,The A.V. Club, The Millions, BUST, Reinfery29, Fast Company andMyDomaine

A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin

In 2015, Farrar, Straus and Giroux publishedA Manual for Cleaning Women, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer, to wild, widespread acclaim. It was aNew York Timesbestseller; the paper’sBook Review named it one of the Ten Best Books of 2015; and NPR,Time, Entertainment Weekly,The Guardian,The Washington Post, theChicago 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.