Charlotte is a bookseller at LFP. She mostly reads literary fiction but will read anything. She is also an avid audio book listener and finds British crime novels soothing while doing Liberty jigsaw puzzles. When not mainlining literature she can be found rolling out pie dough in her home gf bakery, doing ceramics or playing in the water (weather dependent.)
This beautiful, semi-autobiographical collection of short stories delves into passion, alcoholism, work, family and death. Berlin's keen observations about her life and the world around her are sparingly told but are so evocative she makes the smallest moments emotionally huge. She writes of recklessness and addiction with honesty and without shame, allowing the reader to be with her characters in all their complexity. The 44 stories left me wanting more.