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  • Hardcover
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  • Sing to It New Stories
  • Amy Hempel
  • en
  • 14 October 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 a

  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 hermet

  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

  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 t

  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 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

  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

  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

  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

  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

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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 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 Scri

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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 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 the longer traditional short stories the best by far is A Full Service Shelter about a dog shelter volunteer who works mostly with the dogs slated to be killed It s harrowing and beautiful at the same time savage and tenderSadly the longest short story in the collection Cloudland is the weakest The writing is still pretty but it s as if the extra length suffocates all emotion from the storyAs Sing to It is a very slim volume and the longest story is the weakest why am I rating it so high 35 rounded up Because short stories when done right as most of

Summary Sing to It New Stories

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 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 one that is probably around half the pages in the entire book and one early on that is longer than the average length in this collection but this does have several very short stories My enjoyment of the stories varied considerably which had less to do with the length of these stories than only a few of them appealed to me based on various things subject matter characters and in the case of the last and longest story the feeling that the story felt true to the character perhaps but the thoughts of that character seemed to flutter here and there making it very disjointed to me However I will say that I found several of the s


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