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Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom
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Feb 08, 10

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Bloom's background in psychology gives her amazing insight into the human psyche, which she uses to full advantage in these lovely, mesmerizing stories, written with sympathy and wisdom. The critics seemed genuinely surprised that there could be any uncharted territory in the world of love, but Bloom adeptly maps the human heart without sentimentality or cliché. They lavished praise on her deeply affecting prose and "uncommonly fully formed" characters (New York Times), admiring her use of individual but connected stories to explore their dilemmas in greater detail over the years. Considered by the Miami Herald to be Bloom's best collection yet, these rich and wonderfully perceptive stories don't just echo life but invoke it in all its beautiful intensity. This is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine.
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