The collected stories of Amy Hempel / Amy Hempel ; with an introduction by Rick Moody
- 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.
- 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 discovering her, this indispensable volume contains all the stories in Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and the The Dog of the Marriage.
- 9780743291637 (paperback), 0743291638 (paperback), 0743289463, 9780743289467, 1743291639, and 9781743291634
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