Book Review: Sing to It by Amy Hempel

Sing to It by Amy Hempel – "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.

Sing to It: New Stories is the first new work from Amy Hempel in a decade. The first thing to notice in this collection is the variety of story lengths and tempos. Of the fifteen stories in Sing to It, ten are less than two pages long. modest of plot, names and setting, the title story is only one page long.

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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.

Amy Hempel is the author of Sing to It, The Dog of the Marriage, Tumble Home, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Reasons to Live, and the coeditor of Unleashed. Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, Vanity Fair, GQ, Tin House, The Harvard Review, The Quarterly, and have been widely anthologized, including Best American Short Stories and The Best Nonrequired Reading .

The first story collection from multiple award-winner Amy Hempel in more than a decade, Sing to It introduces us to a volunteer at a dog shelter, a spurned wife examining her husband’s affair, a woman reckoning with a choice she made as a teenager, and other characters searching for connection.

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It’s been 14 years since the publication of Amy Hempel’s last volume of new short fiction, THE DOG OF THE MARRIAGE. As a result, SING TO IT, her latest collection, is likely to feel as refreshing to fans of her distinctive stories as a desert oasis. Unfortunately, for all of Hempel’s skill as.