A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

Lucia Berlin with Thom Rivera (Narrator), Dawn Harvey (Narrator), Carol Monda (Narrator), Hillary Huber (Narrator), Bernadette Dunne (Narrator), Kyla Garcia (Narrator)

14 hours, 47 minutes first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction literary short stories dark emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

"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. Perh...

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Moods

reflective 73%
emotional 70%
dark 63%
sad 55%
funny 43%
challenging 33%
hopeful 12%
tense 12%
adventurous 10%
inspiring 10%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 4%
mysterious 3%
informative 2%

Pace

medium 47%
slow 40%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 27% | N/A: 6% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 31% | N/A: 16% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 39% | No: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 77% | No: 12% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 3% | No: 2%

Average rating

4.21

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