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Reasons to Live
Reasons to Live
Author: Amy Hempel
Hempel's now-classic collection of short fiction is peopled by complex characters who have discovered that their safety nets are not dependable and who must now learn to balance on the threads of wit, irony, and spirit. — Two themes run through the 15 stories collected here: an intense regret at life's missed connections and a sharp, witt...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060976729
ISBN-10: 0060976721
Publication Date: 8/30/1995
Pages: 144
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Rebemdee avatar reviewed Reasons to Live on
Helpful Score: 4
It's a decent book of small stories. I know she's supposed to be "experimental" and "exciting" and a master of writing. Eh, I say. It was okay, and the stories were good, but I didn't find them to be overwhelmingly mindblowing or thought provoking. Perhaps I'm a jaded reader, or not insightful, but it just didn't wow me.
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Quirky, witty, thoughtful, these short short stories really pack a punch.


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