Evening in Paradise: More Stories

Evening in Paradise: More Stories

Lucia Berlin / Aug 23, 2019

Evening in Paradise More Stories A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin In FSG published A Manual for Cleaning Women a posthumous story collection b

  • Title: Evening in Paradise: More Stories
  • Author: Lucia Berlin
  • ISBN: 0374279489
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin.In 2015, FSG 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, En A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin.In 2015, FSG 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 Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from the remaining Berlin stories a jewel box follow up for Lucia Berlin s hungry fans Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 244 pages Published November 6th 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux More Details ISBN 0374279489 ISBN13 9780374279486 Edition Language English Other Editions 25 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Evening in Paradise, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book The Millions Most Anticipated The Great Second Half 2018 Book Preview 105 books 78 voters Oooh Shiny November 2018 21 books 5 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 29, 2018 Fabian rated it it was amazing At the fringes of different worlds These stories are reports by an inquisitive and magnificently profound voice, from and about PLACES this reviewer himself holds dear, as actual memories El Paso, Juarez, Puerto Vallarta, Albuquerque, Mexico D.F Paris Berlin writers about place like no other short story writer Faulkner, yes Hers is the life of a traveler she is a part of a troupe of artistes Tales of wives that stand firmly by their eccentric lost husband artists are prevale At the fringes of different worlds These stories are reports by an inquisitive and magnificently profound voice, from and about PLACES this reviewer himself holds dear, as actual memories El Paso, Juarez, Puerto Vallarta, Albuquerque, Mexico D.F Paris Berlin writers about place like no other short story writer Faulkner, yes Hers is the life of a traveler she is a part of a troupe of artistes Tales of wives that stand firmly by their eccentric lost husband artists are prevalent Berlin writes from a place of privilege, albeit torture But history nods at her place in it she graces us with captivating times of adult enjoyment Oh, does she write Also cleaning homes as an activity that s as frantic and significant as, say, searching frantically for a lost child Also parenting as a theme with no parameters, as ambiguous and miraculous an activity taking care of progeny and or neighbor as life itself The reader is insistent in figuring out who Lucia Berlin really was We try to sift through an enigma for pieces of her underneath each and every beautiful anecdote When you travel you step back from your own days, from the fragmented imperfect linearity of your time As when reading a novel, the events and people become allegorical and eternal 232 flag 33 likesLike see review Jul 06, 2018 Meike rated it really liked it Shelves usa, 2018 read Lucia Berlin s short story collection A Manual for Cleaning Women Selected Stories, published posthumously in 2015, caused quite a stir and turned the author into a worldwide literary sensation Evening in Paradise is the follow up and offers 22 stories that often refer to Berlin s real life We meet literary doppelg ngers of her, her parents, her four kids and her three ex husbands, and among the recurring themes are alcohol and heroin addiction, relationships gone sour, poverty and dea Lucia Berlin s short story collection A Manual for Cleaning Women Selected Stories, published posthumously in 2015, caused quite a stir and turned the author into a worldwide literary sensation Evening in Paradise is the follow up and offers 22 stories that often refer to Berlin s real life We meet literary doppelg ngers of her, her parents, her four kids and her three ex husbands, and among the recurring themes are alcohol and heroin addiction, relationships gone sour, poverty and death While this might not sound like particularly funny material, it nevertheless is Berlin s weapon against life s hardships is her sense of humor, so we read sentences like It would have been in poor taste for me to tell the girls at school just how many unbelievably handsome men had been at that funeral I did anyway or Acceptance is faith, Henry Miller said I could strangle him, too It is this outlook on life, the particular way the characters in the stories deal with their obstacles that makes reading Lucia Berlin so special The author s humor and keen ability to capture the essence of a situation let the texts vibrate and flicker, and the effect is sometimes cathartic and sometimes shocking.The stories are put together in roughly chronological order when you consider the themes discussed and how they relate to Berlin s real life She was born in 1936, her father worked in the mining industry and the family moved around a lot When he went to war in 1941, the rest of the family stayed in El Paso with the grandparents which is where the first story of the collection takes place Then we follow Berlin s fictional self to Chile, where she lived as a teenager, we encounter her alcoholic mother and later her artist husbands, one of them a heroin addict Some names are changing, some do remain the same, but the main themes are present throughout the whole book.Not all of the stories did convince me entirely, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection and I wish the author would have been able to enjoy this degree of success during her lifetime flag 25 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 16, 2018 piperitapitta rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves autori usa, letteratura usa, racconti Kind of BlueCapsule del tempo, questo sono i racconti di Lucia Berlin, come quelle lettere che la protagonista del racconto Itinerario e le sue amiche si consegnano a vicenda con l intento di aprirle e rileggerle dopo trent anni, per ricordare a se stesse quello che erano e scoprire se sono diventate quello che immaginavano momenti di vita sigillati e incastonati nel presente, per essere ritrovati altrove, in un altro tempo e in un altro vissuto, inalterati Sono momenti cristallizzati di vita, Kind of BlueCapsule del tempo, questo sono i racconti di Lucia Berlin, come quelle lettere che la protagonista del racconto Itinerario e le sue amiche si consegnano a vicenda con l intento di aprirle e rileggerle dopo trent anni, per ricordare a se stesse quello che erano e scoprire se sono diventate quello che immaginavano momenti di vita sigillati e incastonati nel presente, per essere ritrovati altrove, in un altro tempo e in un altro vissuto, inalterati Sono momenti cristallizzati di vita, poesia, jazz, arte, e morte.Avevo iniziato a leggere i primi racconti in un momento in cui ero distratta da altro, e in quella distrazione mi erano sembrati meno belli, forse meno stupefacenti di quelli di La donna che scriveva racconti Ma la pausa fatta, l averli ripresi in silenzioso pomeriggio di quiete, mi ha restituito la rifulgente bellezza di Lucia Berlin e della sua scrittura cristallina, esotica, abbagliante Il cielo azzurrissimo del New Mexico e quello color malva di fronte alle spiagge messicane al tramonto, i fringuelli di Java e Jack Daniels, Drambuie, Gin Tonic e Daiquiri, e poi fragranza di eucalipto, pioppi svettanti, crisantemi bianchi e American beauty profumatissime, caprifogli estivi e succiacapre, la polvere di Yelapa e i granchi che corrono sulla sabbia bianchissima I colori e i profumi, la vita, la morte, tutto vissuto, come scrive la casa editrice nella bandella, con l imprevedibilit della musica jazz, perch la vita improvvisazione, perch la vita anche accogliere quello che c.O a ritmo di bossanova, dietro a una cortina di fumo Albuquerque, Santa Fe, e poi New York, case grandi, case piccolissime, case sperdute nel nulla, case in cui campeggia, quasi sempre, un grande tappeto Navaho.Cambiano nome le donne dei racconti di Lucia Berlin Maya, Laura, Claire, Maggie ma dopo averli letti, dopo aver letto nuovamente le poche note biografiche a fine volume, dopo aver letto ancora una volta dei suoi tre mariti, dei quattro figli, della dipendenza dall alcol e dei luoghi in cui ha vissuto e dei tanti mestieri che ha fatto, impossibile non ritrovarla e non riconoscerla, come nel dispiegarsi di una mappa geografica o in una mappa delle stelle, perch in ciascuno di essi c Lucia, con il suo magnetismo e il suo prenderla cos , la vita, prenderla come viene.Chiss , mi sono chiesta all improvviso, quando la lettura volgeva quasi al termine, se Lucia Berlin e Joan Didion si sono mai incontrate, perch Lucia, cos libera e cos bella, cos anticonvenzionale e aristocratica, cos disponibile e affabile, ma inquieta e destinata quasi sempre a rimanere sola, avrebbe potuta essere lei stessa la protagonista di un romanzo della Didion, e alcuni dei suoi racconti me l hanno fatto pensare, cos come immaginarla in Messico negli anni Settanta, nei giorni in cui il cinema incontra la vita e la politica, e la vita e la morte si fronteggiano come nei suoi racconti, mi ha fatto subito sostituirla nelle sembianze alla moglie e madre del film Roma visto mentre finivo di leggere gli ultimi racconti , dove in una casa piena di figli, di libri, di arte, di musica, due donne imparano molto presto a saper contare solo su se stesse e a guardare avanti proprio come Lucia Berlin Mangiai in un ristorante greco nei pressi del mio albergo, poi presi un caff e un pasticcino, due caff e due pasticcini Fumai e guardai la gente di passaggio, e fu allora che mi chiesi per la prima volta se avrei mai potuto acciuffare la morte come avevo fatto con il sonno Quando le persone muoiono se ne rendono conto, nel momento in cui va a prenderle Mentre stava ndo, Stephen Crane aveva detto all amico Robert Barr Non male Sei assonnato, e non ti importa Solo un filo di ansia trasognata nel non sapere in che mondo ti trovi realmente, tutto qui Segue l ultimo racconto un ricordo delicato e struggente di Mark, uno dei figli Il fatto che, se mai raccontassi la storia di Lucia scrive anche dal mio punto di vista obiettivo o meno , sarebbe etichettata come realismo magico.I miei preferiti, ma cos a memoria probabilmente ne dimentico qualcuno cos com altrettanto vero che di almeno due o tre non ne ho capito il senso ItinerarioLead Street, AlbuquerqueLa casa di argilla con il tetto di lamieraLa mia vita un libro apertoPerdersi al Louvre flag 24 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 23, 2019 da AL rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audio books, modern classic An apt follow up to Lucia Berlin s masterful collection of short stories, A Manual for Cleaning Women Even the stilted audiobook performance, mispronunciations included, of audiobook reader Kyla Garcia sing song flat and slow, it helped slightly to listen with the audio track sped up can t dull its shine flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 24, 2018 Kasa Cotugno rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, genre short stories, genre bio fictionalized Three years ago, I was blown away by A Manual for Cleaning Women, a compilation of stories by Lucia Berlin, gathered by her publishers and friends ten years after her death I mentioned at the time that I felt a short story collection in which every story is good presents a challenge to a reader that novels do not Each immersive piece requires of an effort, whereas once under the spell of a novel, a reader can have a smoother experience Thus, I was thrilled to be offered an early copy of Three years ago, I was blown away by A Manual for Cleaning Women, a compilation of stories by Lucia Berlin, gathered by her publishers and friends ten years after her death I mentioned at the time that I felt a short story collection in which every story is good presents a challenge to a reader that novels do not Each immersive piece requires of an effort, whereas once under the spell of a novel, a reader can have a smoother experience Thus, I was thrilled to be offered an early copy of these additional stories, and found them to be every bit as compelling as those in the first collection In addition, given the skeletal outline of Berlin s life, it is possible to see these as forming a very loose autobiography There are no dates at least on the galleys, but no matter in which order they were written, as printed, they seem to advance or less chronologically Each features a central female figure who becomes a student in Chile, a young woman on her way to University of New Mexico, young wife and mother and the three husbands, then later as a single parent to her sons, and beyond Many are told in first person, but some are in third, and in at least one case, multiple first person in the same story The names of these protagonists are all different, but male characters sometimes carry the same name from story to story When Cleaning Women came out, her publisher said he felt that her time had finally come, that she hadn t received the recognition she deserved while alive because she was ahead of her time That gives me pause good writing has always been acknowledged, and it s a shame she wasn t here to enjoy the accolades she deservedly if belatedly is receiving Thanks to FSG for this early chance to read and review this outstanding collection flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 09, 2018 Laura rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites, omasta hyllyst Upeita, mustalla huumorilla ja rimm isen tarkalla otteella kuvattuja tarinoita alkoholismista, kuoleman sairaista ihmisist ja el m st noin ylip t n Ensimm inen osa hurmasi jo vuosi sitten, mutta t m viimeist n sai rakastumaan t ysin Luin n it novelleja melkein kaksi kuukautta, koska halusin s stell kirjaa mahdollisimman pitk lle, mutta nyt todenn k isesti tulen kuitenkin lukemaan kummankin osan lempitarinoitani yh uudelleen ja uudelleen Ei n m siis loppumaan p se, vaikka kokonaa Upeita, mustalla huumorilla ja rimm isen tarkalla otteella kuvattuja tarinoita alkoholismista, kuoleman sairaista ihmisist ja el m st noin ylip t n Ensimm inen osa hurmasi jo vuosi sitten, mutta t m viimeist n sai rakastumaan t ysin Luin n it novelleja melkein kaksi kuukautta, koska halusin s stell kirjaa mahdollisimman pitk lle, mutta nyt todenn k isesti tulen kuitenkin lukemaan kummankin osan lempitarinoitani yh uudelleen ja uudelleen Ei n m siis loppumaan p se, vaikka kokonaan onkin nyt viimein luettu flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Ellie rated it really liked it Shelves 2019_gpchallenge, 2019gpchal, fiction, kindle, short story Reading Lucia Berlin is like listening to a really good storyteller The narrators voices ring real especially women who, like her, live in New Mexico, Albuquerque, or San Francisco Oakland and are mothers and, often, alcoholics similar to Berlin s own personal and life I loved those stories the most.The stories are not as uniformly magnificent as I found those in A Manual for Cleaning Women Selected Stories but all are good and several are wonderful A mother trying to make a fresh start Reading Lucia Berlin is like listening to a really good storyteller The narrators voices ring real especially women who, like her, live in New Mexico, Albuquerque, or San Francisco Oakland and are mothers and, often, alcoholics similar to Berlin s own personal and life I loved those stories the most.The stories are not as uniformly magnificent as I found those in A Manual for Cleaning Women Selected Stories but all are good and several are wonderful A mother trying to make a fresh start for her children and provide them with a normal life has an affair with a 19 year old boy that scandalizes the neighbors a retired teacher goes to a bullfight in Mexico a widow or perhaps divorcee goes swimming in a pool at dusk Each one is a small jewel Often without much in the way of plot, these stories capture feelings, characters, a moment in a person s life.This was a lovely collection And there are , posthumous, works available that I can t wait to read flag 7 likesLike see review Kalliope It is wonderful to read an enthusiastic review The happiness of reading is contagious I had not heard of this writer before Jan 27, 2019 11 20AM Ellie Isn t wonderful to just enjoy the act of reading our own and others I think Berlin is a terrific writer I love her Jan 27, 2019 11 38AM Magdelanye With only 2 stories left to read in A Manual for cleaning women I am so thankful you introduced me to LB and thrilled to know there s Jan 27, 2019 12 20PM Aug 16, 2018 Lolly K Dandeneau rated it really liked it Via my blog Missed moments One word, one gesture, can change your entire life, can break everything or make it whole I have been wanting to read A Manual for Cleaning Women for a long time, having read glowing reviews so when I saw this one up for grabs I tucked in and wasn t disappointed Reading that many stories were based on her real life made them all the satisfying I was tickled by Tiny on the roof in the story Noel Texas.1956 Spending her Via my blog Missed moments One word, one gesture, can change your entire life, can break everything or make it whole I have been wanting to read A Manual for Cleaning Women for a long time, having read glowing reviews so when I saw this one up for grabs I tucked in and wasn t disappointed Reading that many stories were based on her real life made them all the satisfying I was tickled by Tiny on the roof in the story Noel Texas.1956 Spending her time overhearing her family, not quite feeling the Christmas spirit for her relatives, the very ones she did her best to escape, I couldn t help but picture it all in my head Then the generous toy delivery by airplane that goes all wrong and all I can think is, life, isn t that just the way things always are Drug addiction that is both haunting and common in love, family haunts much of the collection Laughing that two women give a man both the best and worst years of their lives, coming together in misery and yet somehow stronger women, wiser women for it all How can a man who is a complete addict be the sort that all those who follow cannot measure up to Life is mystery One husband s drug habit that takes a shocking violent turn for the wife who has no choice but to take care of things, cover something up and yet the next day is just another ordinary collection of days to come Somehow these stories are both terribly sad, shocking and funny It echoes many lives, there is one story where a little boy goes missing and it reminded me of something my own son did when he was with my mother and aunt It doesn t always work when authors play with the truth of their own lives, creating fiction out of fact, but in the end everything we knew, experienced, are just stories with a million perspectives If you think about it, no one ever tells them same story anyway, and that makes us all fascinating in what we chose to remember That makes some people uncomfortable, the fluidity of truth but it s necessary for fiction, I think.I love reading stories about youth too, as we grow older we forget the bonds we shared with others How fierce we were about loyalty and friendship When we got off the bus at the plaza, Hope repeated that she d kill me if I ever spoke to Sammy again Never Want blood We were always cutting our wrists and sealing promises It could be the 1940s, the 1970s human nature doesn t change that much really People fall in and out of love, grow and weed out friendships, raise children beautifully and terribly and the world spins on In each person there are many lives all full of beginnings and endings, tracks jumped when marriages dissipate or children are born I loved The Adobe House With A Tin Roof because of the characters, nothing wild has to happen, it s a quiet story but the plants, all the plants and her rowdy neighbor whom Maya both hates and adores even if she doesn t know it made me feel I was there One that stayed with me, Our Brother s Keeper not just for the death of Sarah but due to the flaw that so many women especially those old enough to know better chose to forgive because we sometimes want so badly for everything to just be okay When it s good, it s good, right Shouldn t that be enough Well, no We may get bitter with age, because of what life does to us but deep down there is still that longing of a young girl s heart.I can t compare her prior work, her audience was small while she was alive and has since grown after her death Lucia Berlin was born in November of 1936 in Juneau, Alaska and died in 2005 Evening in Paradise is a follow up collection of her remaining stories, and I genuinely enjoyed them all Maybe my pleasure is in part my being a fellow November baby, always a little dark hud, easily finding things to laugh about even in the roughest of life s moments, I can relate Fitting that the stories will be released in November.Publication Date November 6, 2018Farrar, Straus and Giroux flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Laura Gaelx rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves leoautoras Tem a que este volumen recopilase los relatos no tan buenos de Berlin pero por suerte siguen siendo igual de espectaculares Andando Un romance g tico me ha parecido una peque a obra maestra sobre la feminidad, el significado social de ser mujer y sus ambig edades Ojal queden a n m s relatos de esta autora por publicar Ojal hubiese conocido el merecid simo xito que est alcanzando en vida flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 21, 2018 BookGypsy rated it it was amazing Shelves good reads giveaway I never read anything by Berlin before this book It starts with an into by her son that moved me I loved all the stories and the vivid view of the places she took me reading it Remarkable collection A true treasure.I won this on So glad I did.Dawnny BookGypsyNovels N Latte Book BlogNovels Latte Book ClubHudson Vallley NY flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Alba Cant n rated it really liked it review of another edition Libro acariciable Me quedo con el relato Perdida en el Louvre flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 12, 2018 Gretavonpanzer rated it really liked it 4.5 flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 SueKich rated it it was ok The uncollected Lucia Berlin.Lucia Berlin died in 2004 and found posthumous fame in 2015 with A Manual for Cleaning Women, a collection that could persuade even the most committed short story phobe of the merits of the genre I m afraid I found this new collection disappointing and was left in little doubt as to why these stories had not been chosen for the earlier compilation With the exception of one or two, I was confused with the characters and unable to fully engage A great pity, as I l The uncollected Lucia Berlin.Lucia Berlin died in 2004 and found posthumous fame in 2015 with A Manual for Cleaning Women, a collection that could persuade even the most committed short story phobe of the merits of the genre I m afraid I found this new collection disappointing and was left in little doubt as to why these stories had not been chosen for the earlier compilation With the exception of one or two, I was confused with the characters and unable to fully engage A great pity, as I loved the earlier book flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Stef Smulders rated it liked it Shelves short stories A very mixed bag Some very good stories but also quite a few bad ones, not fit to have been published imho Not a very careful selection at all flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 12, 2018 Spiros rated it it was amazing Recommends it for anyone Shelves new, vacationreads, california I approached this collection with some trepidation, fearing that these were just the table scraps left behind when the stunning A Manual for Cleaning Women was assembled Reading the first story, The Musical Vanity Boxes , quickly disabused me of that fear the stories in this shorter collection are all of a quality which would have allowed any of them to have been collected in the previous volume Once again, almost all of the stories are refractions of the author s own life, with the names o I approached this collection with some trepidation, fearing that these were just the table scraps left behind when the stunning A Manual for Cleaning Women was assembled Reading the first story, The Musical Vanity Boxes , quickly disabused me of that fear the stories in this shorter collection are all of a quality which would have allowed any of them to have been collected in the previous volume Once again, almost all of the stories are refractions of the author s own life, with the names of the protagonist, her four sons, and her three husbands being rotated from story to story A couple of the stories are pure invention, most notably the title story, set in a hotel in Puerto Vallarta during the filming of Night of the Iguana at Mismaloya, and featuring cameos by John Huston, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, and most memorably Ava Gardner, and which is epic flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Simone Subliminalpop rated it really liked it review of another edition I carillon Momenti d estate Andando Romanzo gotico Polvere alla polvere Itinerario Lead Street, Albuquerque No l, Texas 1956 Una casa di argilla con il tetto di lamiera Una giornata nebbiosa Il tempo della fioritura dei ciliegi Una sera in paradiso La barca de la Ilusi n La mia vita un libro aperto Le mogli No l, 1974 Il Pony Bar, Oakland Figlie Giornata piovosa Il guardiano di nostro fratello Perdersi al Louvre Sombra I carillon Momenti d estate Andando Romanzo gotico Polvere alla polvere Itinerario Lead Street, Albuquerque No l, Texas 1956 Una casa di argilla con il tetto di lamiera Una giornata nebbiosa Il tempo della fioritura dei ciliegi Una sera in paradiso La barca de la Ilusi n La mia vita un libro aperto Le mogli No l, 1974 Il Pony Bar, Oakland Figlie Giornata piovosa Il guardiano di nostro fratello Perdersi al Louvre Sombra Luna nueva flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 27, 2019 CatalinaL rated it it was amazing review of another edition Luego de leer estos cuentos no puedo dejar de sentir una profunda admiraci n por Lucia Berlin, no s lo por su ingenio, valent a, humor y capacidad de relatar, sino tambi n por su historia personal Hay muchos libros que me han gustado, pero estos relatos me dejan con las ganas de haber querido conocerla personalmente Como no se puede hice esta lista en spotify con casi todas las canciones referidas a lo largo de este libro, comparto por si acaso flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Marina Alonso rated it liked it review of another edition Aunque es una autora que siempre merece la pena leer, este libro no llega a la altura del anterior compendio de relatos, Manual para mujeres de la limpeza Hay cuentos maravillosos, y esa sensaci n de complicidad que despierta con sus historias autobiogr ficas, su sentido del humor y la cat rsis de sus finales est n a n ah , eso s flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Hillary rated it it was amazing Shelves short stories In her Paris Review article But I Don t Ever Lie On Lucia Berlin, Rebecca Bengal aptly writes There are masters of the paragraph and masters of the sentence Lucia Berlin is the master of the fragment Berlin s skillful use of sentence fragments propels her stories, bringing them uniquely alive I can t wait to read from this prolific and talented, but until recently, under appreciated writer flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 30, 2018 Theresa Smith Writes rated it liked it Shelves book bingo 2018 I had never actually heard of Lucia Berlin prior to receiving this collection of short stories Her short bio indicates that she led a colourful life and the stories included in this collection are reminiscent of the experiences indicated in her bio Her style is rather conversational, witty and desperately honest, sometimes painfully so Not all of the stories were to my taste, some were a little difficult to follow, almost rambling Others were perfection, a little slice of somebody s life you I had never actually heard of Lucia Berlin prior to receiving this collection of short stories Her short bio indicates that she led a colourful life and the stories included in this collection are reminiscent of the experiences indicated in her bio Her style is rather conversational, witty and desperately honest, sometimes painfully so Not all of the stories were to my taste, some were a little difficult to follow, almost rambling Others were perfection, a little slice of somebody s life you were invited to bear witness to Many of the characters popped up in multiple stories, but at different stages of their life than when you had previously encountered them It was interesting to see them within a different context, also from a different perspective I can t help but think that some of these stories are autobiographical, with the recurring themes and characters For someone who generally doesn t enjoy short stories, I found this collection to be very engaging.Thanks is extended to Pan Macmillan Australia for providing me with a copy of Evening in Paradise for review flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Amelia rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, short stories This mood matches my mood, at least this week The first story gave me pause, and took a few false starts before I could get into it, but once I dove in the rest was easy flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Eleanor rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves work heywood hill Berlin s earlier collection, A Manual For Cleaning Women, is the book that changed my mind about short stories She uses the raw material of her own life alcoholism, young sons, constant moving, the American West and Southwest in stories that constantly circle around similar themes and characters They are written in startlingly lucid yet straightforward prose, vivid with imagery, often illuminated by a single unexpected word or phrase Evening in Paradise is the second collection of her work Berlin s earlier collection, A Manual For Cleaning Women, is the book that changed my mind about short stories She uses the raw material of her own life alcoholism, young sons, constant moving, the American West and Southwest in stories that constantly circle around similar themes and characters They are written in startlingly lucid yet straightforward prose, vivid with imagery, often illuminated by a single unexpected word or phrase Evening in Paradise is the second collection of her work to be published after her death, and it isn t, by any means, a collection of the second best it s superb The first two stories, told through the eyes of a child, engaged me the least, but starting from Andado subtitled A Gothic Romance , Berlin s voice becomes the voice that enchanted throughout A Manual For Cleaning Women Andado features Laura s, daughter of an American businessman in Chile, being used as a sexual pawn to advance her father s career a country weekend with a much older man leads to the loss of her virginity she s perhaps fourteen , which she takes in her stride, although the reader can see the grooming and calculation behind the seductive gestures From then on, the stories focus on women who share some aspects of Laura s background and differ in other ways they explore sexuality, marriage, the bohemian life, poverty, whether making good art requires you to lead a cruel life Berlin is simply brilliant her memoir, Welcome Home, is out next year and I ll be reading it flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Pamela Mikita rated it it was amazing In awe She never disappoints Was a quieter version of A Manual for Cleaning Women Glad she is being recognized for the great writer she was flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 11, 2018 Mai Laakso rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves adult fiction, female writer, short stories Lucia Berlinin 1936 2004 toinen osa Siivoojan k sikirja novellikirjoista on nimelt n Tanssia ruusuilla ja muita kertomuksia Kirja alkaa nimikkonovellista, jossa on kaksi nuorta tytt , jotka ovat toisen tyt n is n seurassa lomailemassa hotellissa Tyt t ovat siin i ss , ett nuorten miesten seura kiinnostaa heit Sopivasti hotellille ilmestyykin pari nuorta miest ja iltojen ohjelma on sit my ten selv Tietysti se kaikki pit salata Gerdan is lt.Tanssia ruusuilla ja muita kertomuksia Lucia Berlinin 1936 2004 toinen osa Siivoojan k sikirja novellikirjoista on nimelt n Tanssia ruusuilla ja muita kertomuksia Kirja alkaa nimikkonovellista, jossa on kaksi nuorta tytt , jotka ovat toisen tyt n is n seurassa lomailemassa hotellissa Tyt t ovat siin i ss , ett nuorten miesten seura kiinnostaa heit Sopivasti hotellille ilmestyykin pari nuorta miest ja iltojen ohjelma on sit my ten selv Tietysti se kaikki pit salata Gerdan is lt.Tanssia ruusuilla ja muita kertomuksia sis lt 18 novellia Kirjailija on ammentanut autofiktiivist teksti novelleihinsa, sill h nen el m ss n riitti tapahtumia rikkaudesta k yhyyteen, useampi aviomies ja nelj poikaa, joiden yksinhuoltajana h n yritti sinnitell v lill siivoojana Jostakin piti saada rahaa ruokaan, laskuihin ja niin viinaan, sill kirjailija oli alkoholisti Alkoholi n kyy kirjan novelleissa humalahakuisuutena ja alkoholin l tr misen joka tilanteessa Yksi kirjailijan aviomiehist oli p ihderiippuvainen ja muitakin liikak ytt ji suvusta l ytyi Kirjailija ei ujostellut kirjoittaa riippuvuuksista eik omista ongelmistaan, vaan h n h ysti tarinoita mustalla huumorilla flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 19, 2018 Latkins rated it really liked it I really enjoyed A Manual For Cleaning Women, the book of selected short stories by the late Lucia Berlin, and I also enjoyed this follow up of stories The tales are arranged in a kind of chronological order of Berlin s life helped by a mini biography at the end of the book , as, although fiction, most of the stories are clearly based on her own experiences Ranging from El Paso to Chile, to New York, Paris, California and Mexico, from the 1940s to the early 21tst century, these stories p I really enjoyed A Manual For Cleaning Women, the book of selected short stories by the late Lucia Berlin, and I also enjoyed this follow up of stories The tales are arranged in a kind of chronological order of Berlin s life helped by a mini biography at the end of the book , as, although fiction, most of the stories are clearly based on her own experiences Ranging from El Paso to Chile, to New York, Paris, California and Mexico, from the 1940s to the early 21tst century, these stories provide an insight into Berlin s life As with all fiction based on reality, you wonder which bits are made up and which are true, but it doesn t really matter as the quality of the writing draws you into each of the different worlds they portray from selling lottery chances with her Syrian friend as a child in 1940s El Paso, to living with her heroin addict husband and three young children in 1960s Mexico, to working as teacher and raising four sons as a single mother, whilst battling alcoholism, in 1970s California There is plenty of dry humour and pathos along the way flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Peter Landau rated it really liked it Who wouldn t want to party with Lucia Berlin The women who populate her short stories, EVENING IN PARADISE, the second collection reprinted by a major publishing house, are all a hoot Most of them, I think, are her The stories don t reek of autobiography but are richly seasoned by a truthful focus on her own life It s a life that doesn t get typed up on neat pages and displayed on bookshelves, which makes these stories even vital Look, some are better than others, but all took me in, o Who wouldn t want to party with Lucia Berlin The women who populate her short stories, EVENING IN PARADISE, the second collection reprinted by a major publishing house, are all a hoot Most of them, I think, are her The stories don t reek of autobiography but are richly seasoned by a truthful focus on her own life It s a life that doesn t get typed up on neat pages and displayed on bookshelves, which makes these stories even vital Look, some are better than others, but all took me in, offered substances and didn t kick me out when I got boring that doesn t take too long When I learned the Berlin died in Southern California, not far from where I live, it was doubly painful While she might have stopped drinking, I don t think she ever gave up the party Now we re all invited flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 28, 2018 Mikko Saari rated it really liked it review of another edition Hienohan t m oli, siin miss se ensimm inenkin kokoelma Hyvin samantyyppisi kertomuksia, mutta ei kai se ihmek n ole, kun hyvin pitk lti kirjailijan oman el m n ymp rill py rit n aiheiden suhteen lukija voi arvailla, mink verran n m ovat oikeita tapahtumia ja mink verran keksittyj juttuja, vaan tiet isik kirjailijakaan en.Hyvin kirjoitettuja juttuja, kiinnostavia n k kulmia, mielenkiintoisia henkil it Erinomaista novellitaidetta flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Pat Pujolas rated it liked it Disappointing compared to A Manual for Cleaning Women, which was brilliant If you like Berlin s writing, you ll still appreciate some stories in this collection For me, this compilation lacked the brutal honesty and desperation found throughout MFCW The stories here are tamer, youthful, and not nearly as compelling Almost like the publishers put all the good stuff in the previous collection, but had enough material left over to promote and sell another book Don t fall for it flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 27, 2018 Elina M ntylammi rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves luetut S ken ivi , s rmikk it , hauskoja ja koakettavia novelleja Lucia Berlin on mestarillinen kertoja, jonka tarinat saavat sykkeen mukavasti koholle Tanssia ruusuilla ja muita kertomuksia sai itkem n ja nauramaan Niin taidokkaasti Berlin kertoo, ett n en hahmot el vin edess ni Vaikuttavaa, riemastuttavaa kirjallisuutta flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Shawn rated it really liked it This collection adds to the body of evidence that Ms Berlin was an incredibly gifted writer, storyteller From her sons descriptions of her, it would appear that her life mirrored a lot of the pain found in her stories or vice versa Worth reading Some are worth rereading Certainly worth recommending flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Books by Lucia Berlin More Trivia About Evening in Paradi No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Evening in Paradi By late afternoon I m ready to strangle Riva Chirenko s daughter I don t know her 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        Berlin began publishing relatively late in life, under the encouragement and sometimes tutelage of poet Ed Dorn Her first small collection, Angels Laundromat was published in 1981, but her published stories were written as early as 1960 Several of her stories appeared in magazines such as The Atlantic and Saul Bellow s little magazine The Noble Savage.Berlin published six collections of short st Berlin began publishing relatively late in life, under the encouragement and sometimes tutelage of poet Ed Dorn Her first small collection, Angels Laundromat was published in 1981, but her published stories were written as early as 1960 Several of her stories appeared in magazines such as The Atlantic and Saul Bellow s little magazine The Noble Savage.Berlin published six collections of short stories, but most of her work can be found in three later volumes from Black Sparrow Books Homesick New and Selected Stories, So Long Stories 1987 92 and Where I Live Now Stories 1993 98.Berlin was never a bestseller, but was widely influential within the literary community She aspired to Chekhov s objectivity and refusal to judge She has also been widely compared to Raymond Carver and Richard Yates One of her most memorable achievements was the stunning one page story My Jockey, which captured a world, a moment and a panoramic movement in five quick paragraphs It won the Jack London Short Prize for 1985 Berlin also won an American Book Award in 1991 for Homesick, and was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts


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    1. At the fringes of different worlds These stories are reports by an inquisitive and magnificently profound voice, from and about PLACES this reviewer himself holds dear, as actual memories El Paso, Juarez, Puerto Vallarta, Albuquerque, Mexico D.F Paris Berlin writers about place like no other short story writer Faulkner, yes Hers is the life of a traveler she is a part of a troupe of artistes Tales of wives that stand firmly by their eccentric lost husband artists are prevale At the fringes of di [...]


    2. Lucia Berlin s short story collection A Manual for Cleaning Women Selected Stories, published posthumously in 2015, caused quite a stir and turned the author into a worldwide literary sensation Evening in Paradise is the follow up and offers 22 stories that often refer to Berlin s real life We meet literary doppelg ngers of her, her parents, her four kids and her three ex husbands, and among the recurring themes are alcohol and heroin addiction, relationships gone sour, poverty and dea Lucia Be [...]


    3. Kind of BlueCapsule del tempo, questo sono i racconti di Lucia Berlin, come quelle lettere che la protagonista del racconto Itinerario e le sue amiche si consegnano a vicenda con l intento di aprirle e rileggerle dopo trent anni, per ricordare a se stesse quello che erano e scoprire se sono diventate quello che immaginavano momenti di vita sigillati e incastonati nel presente, per essere ritrovati altrove, in un altro tempo e in un altro vissuto, inalterati Sono momenti cristallizzati di [...]


    4. An apt follow up to Lucia Berlin s masterful collection of short stories, A Manual for Cleaning Women Even the stilted audiobook performance, mispronunciations included, of audiobook reader Kyla Garcia sing song flat and slow, it helped slightly to listen with the audio track sped up can t dull its shine.


    5. Three years ago, I was blown away by A Manual for Cleaning Women, a compilation of stories by Lucia Berlin, gathered by her publishers and friends ten years after her death I mentioned at the time that I felt a short story collection in which every story is good presents a challenge to a reader that novels do not Each immersive piece requires of an effort, whereas once under the spell of a novel, a reader can have a smoother experience Thus, I was thrilled to be offered an early copy of Three y [...]


    6. Upeita, mustalla huumorilla ja rimm isen tarkalla otteella kuvattuja tarinoita alkoholismista, kuoleman sairaista ihmisist ja el m st noin ylip t n Ensimm inen osa hurmasi jo vuosi sitten, mutta t m viimeist n sai rakastumaan t ysin Luin n it novelleja melkein kaksi kuukautta, koska halusin s stell kirjaa mahdollisimman pitk lle, mutta nyt todenn k isesti tulen kuitenkin lukemaan kummankin osan lempitarinoitani yh uudelleen ja uudelleen Ei n m siis loppumaan p se, vaikka kokonaa Upeita, mustalla [...]


    7. Reading Lucia Berlin is like listening to a really good storyteller The narrators voices ring real especially women who, like her, live in New Mexico, Albuquerque, or San Francisco Oakland and are mothers and, often, alcoholics similar to Berlin s own personal and life I loved those stories the most.The stories are not as uniformly magnificent as I found those in A Manual for Cleaning Women Selected Stories but all are good and several are wonderful A mother trying to make a fresh start Reading [...]


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