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The collected stories of Amy Hempel

Author: Amy Hempel
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Scribner, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Scribner trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This celebrated volume gathers together her complete work--four short collections of stunning stories about marriages, minor disasters, and moments of revelation. With her inimitable compassion and wit, Hempel introduces characters who make choices that seem inevitable, and whose longings and misgivings evoke eternal human experience. For readers who have known Hempel's work for decades and for those who are just  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Hempel
ISBN: 9780743291637 0743291638 0743289463 9780743289467 1743291639 9781743291634
OCLC Number: 173248764
Awards: Winner of Ambassador Book Awards (Fiction) 2007
Commended for PEN/Faulkner Award 2007
Description: xvii, 407 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: In a tub --
Tonight is a favor to Holly --
Celia is back --
Nashville gone to ashes --
San Francisco --
In the cemetery where Al Jolson is buried --
Beg, Sl Tog, Inc, Cont, Rep --
Going --
Pool night --
Three popes walk into a bar --
The man in Bogotá --
When it's human instead of when it's dog --
Why I'm here --
Breathing Jesus --
Today will be a quiet day --
Daylight come --
The harvest --
The most girl part of you --
Rapture of the deep --
Du jour --
Murder --
The day I had everything --
To those of you who missed your connecting flights out of O'hare --
And lead us not into Penn Station --
In the animal shelter --
At the gates of the Animal Kingdom --
The lady will have the slug Louie --
Under no moon --
The center --
Tom-rock through the eels --
The rest of God --
Weekend --
Church cancels cow --
The children's play --
Sportsman --
Housewife --
The annex --
The new lodger --
Tumble home --
Notes --
Beach town --
Jesus is waiting --
The uninvited --
Reference #388475848-5 --
What were the white things? --
The dog of the marriage --
The afterlife --
Memoir --
Offertory.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Amy Hempel ; with an introduction by Rick Moody.

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With her trademark compassion and wit, Hempel takes readers into the marriages, minor disasters, and moments of revelation in an uneasy America.  Read more...

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