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  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 language and style but they don’t have much in the character and plot departments They’re all too short to

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    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

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    At the end I wanted to comfort him But what I said was Sing to it The Arab proverb When danger approaches sing to

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    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 few hundred words Amy Hempel can tell an amazing story lyrical gorgeous and raw These stories are livewires and they read like poetry to boot I think The Orphan Lamb The Doll Tornado and the opener Sing to It are especially strong but my favorite as The Correct Grip which left me awed and reeling Of t

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    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

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    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” “I Stay With Syd” “Greed” and “The Correct Grip” stories I’ve admired since reading them when they first appeared in litmags Minor complaint the substitution of “hell” for “fuck” in the latter story’s

  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 Middle House Review a big thank you to them I want to like Hempel than I do I’m reminded of feeling the same with Lydia Davis and giving up on her At least I didn’t want to give up on Hempel's

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    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 heart breaking The other story I liked was the very first one Sing To It but it was because I liked the Arab proverb Whe

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    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 wh

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“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. 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 heart breaking The other story I liked was the very first one Sing To It but it was because I liked the Arab proverb When danger approaches sing to it I appreciate that Amy Hempel is a great writer and says a great deal in a small amount of space which is the point of a short story I think Reading these stories I found many social and economic issues touched on without being preachy These issues are relevant and the ability to make people think about them discretely is a gift Unfortunately I wasn t able to relate emotionally to many of these stories or maybe they are just over my head I found the writing style detached and aloof and just didn t get warm fuzzies from these stories they just didn t evoke emotion for me Thanks to Amy Hempel and Scribner through Netgalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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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

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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. 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 I Stay With Syd Greed and The Correct Grip stories I ve admired since reading them when they first appeared in litmags Minor complaint the substitution of hell for fuck in the latter story s final line New to me were three wonderfully sad short shorts The Second Seating Moonbow and Euivalent but difficult to find I imagine is the reader who doesn t locate the prize in SING TO IT in Cloudland the longest story in the collection which like Tumble Home convinces me that Amy Hempel and Amy Hempel alone knows how to navigate expertly the strange terrain of the long long storyalmost novella It s a staggeringly great piece of writing and with enough autobiographical overlap Hempel s friend the late Christopher Coe is mentioned by name and the story does take place in Hempel s new terrain of Florida that it s tempting to read as at least partially true in which case it s all the devastating As was the case with Tumble Home Of course that isn t what matters at all What matters is the language and fuck I mean even if it didn t contain a Joni reference this is masterful The geese in chevron flight these are Joni Mitchell s words and I hope the girl got to see this In my mind she sees this over and over every year at the right time of year The sound is part of the vision of course and part of Mitchell s haunting song Urge for Going I played it countless times Sound calls up yearning than anything you can see and is why I no longer listen to the much loved songYou can shut it all down Every last thing you defined yourself by you can give it up and go without and put up a front that gets some traction You must keep your gaze turned outward Pay attention to others Don t fall back on what is waiting to take you down Or choose to fall back on it with arms flung out at your sides Thank the god I don t believe in that she s back