By June 1946
ML published The Becker Wives and Other Stories
, containing four pieces; it was reissued in 1971 as The Becker Wives
, and remains one of her best-known works.
ML published The Great Wave and Other Stories
; seven of the stories had first appeared in the New Yorker
After April 1995
A volume by ML, In a Café
(all previously printed stories except for one unpublished, but several revised) was edited by her daughter Elizabeth and appeared in the last year of Lavin's life.
25 March 1996
ML, aged eighty-three, died in the Dublin
nursing-home where she had been living.