Welcome Home by Lucia Berlin

Welcome Home

A compilation of sketches, photographs, and letters, Welcome Home is an essential nonfiction companion to the stories by Lucia BerlinBefore Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. In our publication of Welcome Home, her son Jeff Berlin is fi...


Details Welcome Home

TitleWelcome Home
ISBN9780374287597
Author
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherFarrar, Straus and Giroux
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir
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Reviews Welcome Home

  • Kasa Cotugno
    2018-08-13
    Welcome Home is an unfinished autobiography, which Lucia Berlin was working on but never had a chance to finish. Much of this material is familiar to me since I recently read Evening in Paradise, a linked series of short stories, fictionalized accounts of her life which covered much of the same ground. What Berlin did best was write about what she knew, and reading this in conjunction with her fantasized version of the same events, gives an origi...
  • Christina
    2018-10-12
    I won this book through the goodreads giveaways and was asked to give it a review. I feel like if you knew the author, or maybe even if you are familiar with her other books, that it might be more intriguing than I found it. There was a line in one of her letters that said “I keep beginning to end this illegible letter” and that’s kind of sums up how this book felt to me. Reading one sided letters from someone I don’t know to other people...
  • Abbie Joiner
    2018-10-08
    I loved every page of this. The pictures made it even better!
  • Kathy Shaw
    2018-08-19
    “Welcome Home” by Lucia Berlin reads like a journal, her thoughts and observances without frills and letters she had written to or received from friends and family from the time she was a child. I had never heard of Lucia Berlin but her life was so interesting that now I will read her short stories.
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    2018-07-28
    Lucia Berlin shares her real life relationships her loves affairs travels accompanied by photographs.Lucia led an interesting life free of many daily conventions a true free spirit.Perfect accompaniment to her stories.
  • Carole Knoles
    2018-08-16
    Welcome Home is a fantastic companion book to the reading of Lucia Berlin’s stories. I wish that everyone would discover this superb writer too soon gone. Welcome Home fleshes out who this iconic author was.
  • Amanda
    2018-10-19
    An affecting memoir from an underappreciated, great American writer. I must confess I'd not read anything of Berlin's before but intend to change that. Spare prose zeroes in on the most evocative details, sublimely capturing the impressionistic cast of memory. A particularly effective technique in the hands of someone whose life story is a nomadic journey, where sleeping arrangements, the smell of cockroach spray, the refrains of Bible shows on t...
  • Alyssa
    2018-10-30
    This was a book I won in a giveaway and I was very curious about this book based on the info mentioning the author had passed away and didn’t get a chance to finish the story as a whole but also I had never heard of this author. Overall, this was a unique read and I liked the personal parts such as the photographs and letters written between each other. This book confused me at many points jumping around so much but that could just be how this ...
  • Tara
    2018-11-15
    If you're familiar with Lucia Berlin's short stories (collected in A Manual for Cleaning Women) this book will add a new perspective to familiar territory. Half of the book is an unfinished memoir, taking us from the author's peripatetic childhood to marriage and motherhood in her bohemian mid-thirties. Family snapshots accompany the text. The second half is made up of her wild, chatty letters covering the same period. She would live for another ...
  • Pat
    2018-09-24
    I received a free copy of "Welcome Home" by Lucia Berlin, through the "Good Reads First Read's Giveaway."This is a story about the life of Lucia Berlin. Being a beautiful woman and also a talented writer, does not prevent hardships in your life. I enjoyed learning about her live, I also learned many facts which effected her development. I am unfamiliar with this author, but am tempted to see how her experiences are reflected in her work. This is ...
  • Rebecca
    2018-10-28
    This little book was wonderful! I am already a fan of Berlin's writing style, having read excerpts of her previous short story collections; I will definitely be seeking out more in the future. This collection was a bit disjointed, but that is to be expected as it was published posthumously. The inclusion of photographs made it that much more special and personal. Highly recommended for current (and future!) Fans of Lucia Berlin.