A New Story Collection and a Memoir by Lucia Berlin, Patron Saint of Soulful Cool
EVENING IN PARADISE More Stories By Lucia Berlin 244 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26.
WELCOME HOME A Memoir With Selected Photographs and Letters By Lucia Berlin Edited by Jeff Berlin Illustrated. 176 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $25.
The day Lucia Berlin was born, in Juneau, Alaska, in 1936, an avalanche wiped out a third of the town, or so she later wrote. Mythic stories gravitated to her, and in death she acquired one more: that of a writer who died too young and went unrecognize...