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Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read April 20, 2012 to April 26, 2012.

I was not prepared for Hempel the first time I picked up this collection from the library several years ago. Now I am and I was pretty much floored with every story, how she's able to encapsulate so much so economically, but not feel prosaic or forced. These stories just are, with all the multiple interpretations and manifestations the reader can project onto them. They are thematically strung together as well and fit so well together in the collection. "The Man in Bogota" is perhaps the most perfect, and the shortest, at less than 250 words.
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Reading Progress

April 19, 2012 – Shelved
April 20, 2012 – Started Reading
April 20, 2012 – Started Reading
April 26, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 26, 2012 – Finished Reading

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