Books that feature cleaners #TopTenTuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:

 It’s a Spring Cleaning Freebie

(for example, books you’re planning to get rid of for whatever reason, book’s you’d like to clean off your TBR by either reading them or deciding you’re not interested, books that feel fresh and clean to you after winter is over, etc.)

How about books about cleaners/domestic workers? This list is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, but decidedly not about self-improvement.


The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein (nonfiction)

A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin (short stories – Berlin herself was a cleaning woman for a time)

Vacuum in the Dark by Jen Beagin

My Cleaner by Maggie Gee

Upstairs Downstairs by John Hawkesworth

Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic’s Life by Alice Childress

Mary Reilly – Valerie Martin

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.


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