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A Manual for Cleaning Women

(1977)
A collection of stories by

 
 
"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves." -Lydia Davis

A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians.

Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.

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Hardback Editions

2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-4472-9043-7 / 978-1-4472-9043-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 0-374-20239-7 / 978-0-374-20239-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-4472-9489-0 / 978-1-4472-9489-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-250-09473-9 / 978-1-250-09473-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-5046-7651-3 / 978-1-5046-7651-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-5046-7653-X / 978-1-5046-7653-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
ISBN: 1-5046-7652-1 / 978-1-5046-7652-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
Author(s): Lucia Berlin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA