Lucia Berlin's posthumous debut, "A Manual 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.
Teenagers have always been fascinating, bewildering creatures - think Romeo and Juliet, or Jim "You're tearing me apart!" Stark in Rebel Without a Cause. On this edition of The Weekly Reader, our book critic Marion Winik shares a pair of novels full of teenage "sturm und drang."
On this very special edition of The Weekly Reader, we turn the tables and talk to our very own book critic Marion Winik about THE BALTIMORE BOOK OF THE DEAD, her new collection of meditations on mourning, memory, and the healing power of storytelling.