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The Weekly Reader on WYPR

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What should I read next?The Weekly Reader answers this question by featuring the crème de la crème of recent releases in four action-packed, opinionated, book-loving minutes. It's like having a new best friend with very good taste to guide you in your literary adventures.

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On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we preview two new books from a brand new series by prolific writer and fan favorite Elizabeth Berg.

Lucia Berlin Special

Lucia Berlin's posthumous debut, A MANUEL FOR CLEANING WOMEN, was a sensation back in 2015. On this edition of The Weekly Reader, we review EVENING IN PARADISE, a new collection of short stories that Marion Winik finds just as brilliant as the first.

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