Sing to It

Sing to It

Book - 2019 | First Scribner hardcover edition.
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Baker & Taylor
Finely tuned and brilliantly written, a heartbreaking new collection of 15 stories introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection. 60,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Collects fifteen short stories from the award-winning author, including "A Full-Service Shelter," where a volunteer at an animal shelter does everything in her power to save dogs on a list to be euthanized.

Simon and Schuster
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 fiction: a ravishing, sometimes heartbreaking new story collection&;her first in over a decade.

Amy 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 more than a decade ago, is a literary event.

These fifteen exquisitely honed stories reveal Hempel at her most compassionate and spirited, as she introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection. In &;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. Quietly dazzling, these stories are replete with moments of revelation and transcendence and with Hempel&;s singular, startling, inimitable sentences.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781982109110
1982109114
Characteristics: ix, 149 pages ; 22 cm

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