Book Review: Sing to It by Amy Hempel

‘Sing To It’ Is Worth The Wait. March 25, 2019 Amy Hempel’s first book of new material in 14 years showcases her immense talents as a fiction writer. It’s a powerful collection of stories.

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“Turning the pages in Sing to It is like swimming in a lake and suddenly finding the bottom drop out beneath you, leaving you to get your bearings amid unanticipated depths.” NO MAJOR SPOILERS. Ms Hempel is the master of the minimalist style of writing.

Sing to It is a quiet masterpiece by a true American original."-NPR Books "[Amy Hempel is] an essential voice in contemporary American short fiction. [Sing to It] offers hempel at her best: oscillating between hilarity and pain in a way that feels utterly human."-TIME Magazine "Scintillating as the blade of a knife. . . .

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 · In today’s featured fiction, we present a short story from Amy Hempel’s first story collection since 2006, Sing to It, out tomorrow from Scribner.The title received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which praised the book for highlighting “Hempel.

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.

Mira T. Lee is the author of the novel Everything Here Is Beautiful, a complex family drama that explores the bonds of sisterhood and the ripple effects of mental illness

“When danger approaches-sing to it,” Hempel advises in the opening story of her virtuoso new collection. In the fourteen startling works that follow, her characters face rising oceans, fracking-induced earthquakes, infanticide, animal abuse, infidelity, and the original evils of snakes and deception.

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INTERVIEW WITH amy hempel. short and economical describes the stories of Amy Hempel-and it might describe her output as well. She has published four story collections in over 20 years (and an additional Collected Stories).Fans of Hempel’s fiction may now rejoice in Sing To It, a slim volume of under 150 pages, but.