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Season 3, Episode 6
Lucia Berlin (read by Elizabeth Geoghegan) + Rebecca Rego
Lucia Berlin died years before her short story collection, A Manual for Cleaning Women, became an international bestseller. Berlin's friend and former student Elizabeth Geoghegan reads her autobiographical story, "Mama."
Photo by Lovisa Stephenson
Songwriter Rebecca Rego talks about her recent album inspired by Berlin's writing, and about her admiration for Berlin's insistent artistic vision.
Photo by Stephanie Bassos
For a live show with Elizabeth and Rebecca, I wrote a song in response to "Mama" as well, titled "Mercy Redux, which you can hear below, along with other episodes of SongWriter