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(Pdf or kindle) Sing to It New Stories by Amy Hempel


  • Hardcover
  • 149
  • Sing to It New Stories
  • Amy Hempel
  • en
  • 12 January 2019
  • 9781982109110

10 thoughts on “Sing to It New Stories

  1. says:

    From pogo stick to Complaint BoardI gleefully pull out my pogo stick at the beginning of this small collection and I boing on down the road—it’s heaven on a stick But wait I don’t want to hop any I sigh sullen and read on even though most of these stories aren’t doing the trick Oh sure they have great l

  2. says:

    I have finished this book days ago and I keep thinking about what I have read what it left to me and I can't find exactly the right answerThe stories are very short end as long as the time to tear a sheet they are so hermetic that everything seems told in the form of a creative whisperI liked The orphan lamb and Greed they sent me a sort of momentary pleasure without however being able to receive anything that

  3. says:

    At the end I wanted to comfort him But what I said was Sing to it The Arab proverb When danger approaches sing to it The above uote is taken from the first story in this collection Sing to It The first story is not alone in being a very short story Less than one page short While it is not the only story in here that is that short there is

  4. says:

    Sing to It is a short collection of short stories many of which are a page or less long What's amazing to me is that in a f

  5. says:

    I first heard about Amy Hempel around 2002 when I read an interview at least I think it was an interview with Chuck Palah

  6. says:

    In every way perfect this set of stories Except perhaps “The Chicane” though it’s likely I’m missing something and just need to read it a few times and carefully Favorites include “A Full Service Shelter

  7. says:

    Holy shit Worship at the feet of the master y’all

  8. says:

    275 stars I’m rounding down to distinguish from my rating of The Dog of the Marriage StoriesI received this book through a giveaway by Midd

  9. says:

    This is a collection of 15 short stories and some are very short about a page long None of the stories seems to be related to each other My favorite story was A Full Service Shelter about a volunteer at a dog shelter It was

  10. says:

    25 starsAmy Hempel's award winning The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel was chock full of absorbing somewhat dog centric tales with formal artistry and uirky characters Her latest collection proves that she has been doing something the past thirteen years The main problem is the brevity and insignificance of what is on display here A

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Amy Hempel ✓ 2 Characters

Sing to It New Stories

“A Full Service Shelter” a volunteer at a dog shelter tirelessly devotedly cares for dogs on a list to be euthanized In “Greed” a spurned wife examines her husband’s affair with a glamorous older married woman And in “Cloudland” the longest story in the collection a woman reckons with the choice she made as a teenager to give up her newborn infant uietly dazzling these stories are replete with moments of revelation and transcendence and with Hempel’s singular startling inimitable sentences. Holy shit Worship at the feet of the master y all

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LONGLISTED FOR THE PENFAULKER AWARD ONE OF TIME’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 “All the tawdry details I’m dying for are in these stories but they’re given out like old sweaters without shame without guile Amy Hempel is the writer who makes me feel most affiliated with other humans; we are all living this way hiding alone obsessed and that’s ok” Miranda July From legendary writer Amy Hempel one of the most celebrated and original voices in American short fictio. I have finished this book days ago and I keep thinking about what I have read what it left to me and I can t find exactly the right answerThe stories are very short end as long as the time to tear a sheet they are so hermetic that everything seems told in the form of a creative whisperI liked The orphan lamb and Greed they sent me a sort of momentary pleasure without however being able to receive anything that would sediment in meHere perhaps it is this aspect that is missing in these short stories a glass of fresh water that gives pleasure and just satisfaction and can therefore do read John Duncan Fergusson Poise Ho finito uesto libro da giorni e continuo a ripensare a cosa ho letto cosa mi rimasto e non riesco esattamente a trovare una piena risposta soddisfacenteI racconti sono brevissimi finiscono uanto il tempo di stracciare un foglio sono cos ermetici che tutto pare raccontato sotto forma di un bisbiglio creativoMi sono piaciuti The Orphan lamb e Greed mi hanno alasciato una sorta di piacere momentaneo senza per riuscire a ricevere ualche cosa che sedimentasse in meEcco forse uesto aspetto che manca in uesti racconti brevi un bicchiere di acua fresca che da piacere e giusta soddisfazione e poter uindi fare altro leggere altro

Characters Sing to It New Stories

N a ravishing sometimes heartbreaking new story collection her first in over a decadeAmy Hempel is a master of the short story A multiple award winner Hempel is highly regarded among writers reviewers and readers of contemporary fiction This new collection her first since her Collected Stories published than a decade ago is a literary event These fifteen exuisitely honed stories reveal Hempel at her most compassionate and spirited as she introduces characters lonely and adrift searching for connection In. I first heard about Amy Hempel around 2002 when I read an interview at least I think it was an interview with Chuck Palahniuk who was one of my favorite writers at the time Palahniuk recommended Hempel in such a way that I felt it was necessary to read her work I m so glad that I did I found her books Reasons to Live and Tumble Home A Novella and Short Stories and they absolutely devastated me in the best possible wayI am not a huge fan of short stories Saying they are hit or miss for me is putting it rather mildly I either read a short story and feel like it was completely pointless because there wasn t time to get to know characters and develop any sort of connection or plot or I love it and then get frustrated because it didn t provide any sense of closure because there wasn t enough time to really let it unfoldBasically short stories frustrate me and I m super picky about themAmy Hempel is the only short story writer that allows me to pick up a book and feel relaxed because it was written by her capable hands She manages to pull me in to a vague moment and allow me to completely understand and connect to it She breaks my heart in a few pages She tells me stories that make me smile and wince simultaneouslySo now that I ve gushed about the author I ll get to my review of her upcoming release her first in over a decade Sing to It New StoriesThis collection of fifteen stories covers a wide range of emotion all relating to connection In A Full Service Shelter a volunteer explains the care given to dogs on the list to be put down and the lengths to try and save them In Fort Bedd a person longs for a sense of homepermanence that isn t stifling when things go wrong The Correct Grip stunned me in one and a half pages when a woman receives a call from the wife of her attacker Cloudland the last and also longest story feels random and disjointed at first but we eventually get to the heart of the story when a woman looks back on her time at a home for unwed mothers and must then reconcile her choice after heartbreaking information is revealed I loved finding out in the acknowledgements that Chuck Palahniuk shared with Hempel the information that she used in this storyAll of these stories were written with great care and deliver a huge punch Several of the stories are a single page and yet I read them three or four times to take in all of the emotionThis is a solid collection of skillfully written short stories I highly recommend this book especially if you haven t had much luck with short stories in the past Thanks to Scribner and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review Sing to It Short Stories is scheduled for release on March 26 2019For reviews visit wwwrootsandreadswordpresscom


About the Author: Amy Hempel

Amy Hempel is an American short story writer journalist and university professor at Brooklyn College Hempel was a former student of Gordon Lish who eventually helped her publish her first collection of short stories Hempel has been published in Harper's Vanity Fair G and Bomb She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as the Ambassador Book Award in 2007 the Rea Award for