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  • Hardcover
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  • Sing to It New Stories
  • Amy Hempel
  • en
  • 11 October 2018
  • 9781982109110

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review Sing to It New Stories Free download Sing to It New Stories ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free “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 Marriage by Deception y all

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review Sing to It New Stories Free download Sing to It New Stories ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. 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 too Short doesn t usually bother me but it does here And forget about closure I think there may be buried meaning all over the place but I m not willing to reread the stories than a few times And is it a good sign that I had to reread them at all Huffing and puffing I haul out the Complaint Board when I get a load of the last story which takes up half the book It s pretty long and pretty awful Okay the scoop on my short pogo stick ride The early stories are intriguing so I m all happy face expecting the joy to be endless And then I come across one story that knocks my socks off It takes place in an animal shelter and is called A Full Service Shelter It s so intense and upsetting It s especially weird that this one works for me because I can t stand sad animal stories But love it I do Cohesive compelling un put down able and very thought provoking Hempel s language is brilliant and there s a rhythm to it that pulled me in No way will I ever forget this storyNow let s get to that last looooong story Cloudland which I pretty much hated It s a hot mess There s one major storyline happening and it s super interesting and poignant but there are all these off the wall side trips that have nothing to do with it and they trump the good story My guess is that they do have something to do with the good story but it went right over my head The story reads like notes from a journal or a rough draft of a memoir No structure no characters and it s all ramble y Two of the endless and annoying asides are about Mariah Carey and sinkholes I kid you not Hempel doesn t have a high opinion of either I don t particularly disagree with her but come on this is a short story Fiction Remember Not the place to spew your opinions of a pop artist or educate us on dangerous geological structures Seriously Do I really have to read about Mariah Carey Even if Hempel had thrown in my beloved Meryl Streep I d still be mad My reaction is weird because Hempel is considered such a pro She teaches creative writing and she is hugely popular among short story fans And I know she shapes her stories carefully so I m surprised by the last piece in her collection I kept fantasizing about how much fun I would have as the editor pulling out the gem of the story hidden within and cutting out all the crapola in between They should have run it by me lol I read a couple of stories by Hempel many moons ago in the 1980s and was impressed by her language and her ability to get to the juice of life by using an economy of words Her way at looking at the world is uniue and mesmerizing and she picks up on little important or odd things that we all just let pass unnoticed and unexplained She can set up a scene that pulls you right in She truly is a master short story teller For some reason I have a tome of her short stories lying around my house and now and then I dip into it and get swallowed up So when I saw that she had a new collection I was all excited I m trying to be happy that there s one dynamite story and I m trying not to think about the fact that many of the stories are blah or really bad like that last story A Full Service Shelter gets 5 plus stars but Cloudland barely gets 2 so I end up doling out 3 stars for this collection Overall disappointing but I am glad I got to read the Full Service Shelter gem Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy

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review Sing to It New Stories Free download Sing to It New Stories ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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