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A Manual for Cleaning Women

Selected Stories

by Lucia Berlin, Stephen Emerson and Lydia Davis

Hardcover, 403 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $26 |


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Taking place in the American Southwest, an anthology of short stories, celebrating the author's trademark blend of humor and melancholy, finds miracles in everyday life and uncovers moments of grace in cafeterias, laundromats, homes of the upper class and hotel dining rooms.

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2 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List