Amy Hempel - Sing to It: New Stories

Upcoming Event
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Hempel published her first collection of short fiction, Reasons to Live, in 1985 and was instantly recognized as a master of the short story form. Since then she’s honed her suggestive, minimalist art through several additional award-winning collections, culminating in The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel in 2006. Coming a dozen years later, her new collection is a literary event. Showcasing Hempel’s command of the form, the book ranges from the one-page title story that conveys an entire narrative with just a few bits of dialogue, a proverb, and a gesture, to a novella-length piece about a Florida caregiver haunted by memories of the child she gave up years before. Written with Hempel’s signature compressed prose and expansive emotional power, each story stands out for its spirit, compassion, and technical virtuosity.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9781982109110
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Published: Scribner - March 26th, 2019

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