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Season 3, Episode 6
Lucia Berlin, read by Elizabeth Geoghegan + Rebecca Rego

Lucia Berlin died more than a decade before short story collection A Manual for Cleaning Women became an international bestseller. Berlin's friend and former student Elizabeth Geoghegan talks about her life and work, and reads her story, "Mama."

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Elizabeth Geoghegan, by Lovisa Stephenson

Songwriter Rebecca Rego talks about the album of songs she wrote in response to A Manual for Cleaning Women, and plays her song, "Mama."

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Photo by Stephanie Bassos

For a live show with Rebecca and Elizabeth I wrote a song in response to "Mama," called "Mercy Redux." You can hear it, and explore other episodes of SongWriter, below

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