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Reasons to Live/At The Gates of the Animal Kingdom/Tumble Home/The Dog of the Marriage/The Collected Stories/Sing To It

By: Amy Hempel

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Various: 1985

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8923

ISBN: 0394539931

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This offer is for a complete set of the Novels and Short Stories of Amy Hempel - each of which has been SIGNED by her on their respective title pages! The books include: 1) "Reasons To Live" (1985) - the author's debut collection of short stories. Indeed, in Amy Hempel's resolute vision - one that is revealed to us in sentences that have already had the notice of those who keep the watch for where there is likely to be the next new energy in new American fiction - there is nothing that cannot be construed as a reason to live, and therefore no life that cannot be lived, bravely and in triumph.... View more info

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Tumble Home: A Novella and Short Stories

By: Hempel, Amy

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7954

ISBN: 0684833751

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Tumble Home" has been SIGNED by Amy Hempel on the title page! Praised by the New York Times as a "miniaturist...whose fiction is marked by an almost miraculous exactitude of observation and execution, she is a master of the short story. Now she gives us seven more perfectly crafted stories as well as a much anticipated first novella. View more info

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At The Gates Of The Animal Kingdom: Stories

By: Hempel, Amy

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7952

ISBN: 0394571746

Condition: Fine


This copy of "At The Gates of the Animal Kingdom" has been SIGNED by Amy Hempel on the title page! The tone of this book - sixteen illuminations of the rogue stresses that threaten to undo the stability of modern women - is tenderer, gentler than in her first book - "Reasons to Live" - while the emphasis is on coming together and making do, however unpromising the initial conditions. These are women who are poised at the border of a new country - call it the lost region of simplicity, of certitude, of continuity - but who tarry at the point of crossing over. View more info

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Reasons to Live

By: Hempel, Amy

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7901

ISBN: 0394539931

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Reasons To Live" has been SIGNED by Amy Hempel on the first end-paper! Indeed, in Amy Hempel's resolute vision - one that is revealed to us in sentences that have already had the notice of those who keep the watch for where there is likely to be the next new energy in new American fiction - there is nothing that cannot be construed as a reason to live, and therefore no life that cannot be lived, bravely and in triumph. This is the argument of the fifteen gorgeous entries that give us this first volume of stories by a writer of the very first magnitude. The ubiquitous ... View more info

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Sing To It: New Stories

By: Hempel, Amy

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9030

ISBN: 1982109114

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Sing To It" has been SIGNED by Amy Hempel on the title page from her first reading for the book in Brooklyn, NY! Amy Hempel is an acknowledged master of the short story. Seductive and unsettling, tender and darkly funny, "Sing To It" is replete with moments of unexpected revelation and transcendence, and with Hempel's singular, startling, inimitable sentences. 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. View more info

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The Dog of the Marriage: Stories

By: Hempel, Amy.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 2005

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7955

ISBN: 0743264517

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Dog of the Marriage" has been SIGNED by Amy Hempel on the title page! "The Dog of the Marriage," Hempel's fourth collection, is about sexual obsession, relationships gone awry, and the unsatisfied longings of everyday life. These nine stories teem with wisdom, emotion, and surprising wit. She explores the intricate psychology of people falling in and out of love, trying to locate something or someone elusive or lost. Her sentences are as lean, original, and startling as any in contemporary fiction. View more info