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      Yaddo Presents Amy Hempel in Saratoga Springs

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      June 6, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      424 Broadway
      Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

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      Yaddo Presents Amy Hempel

      Northshire Bookstore is thrilled to partner with Yaddo to bring the best in new writing and new ideas to the Capital District for the speaker series Yaddo Presents. Space is limited for this event & free reservations are required. On Thursday, June 6 at 6 pm Amy Hempel will present her new short story collection "Sing To It," in conversation with Elaina Richardson, President of Yaddo. 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.Amy Hempel is a master of the short story. A multiple award winner, Hempel is highly regarded among writers, reviewers, and readers of contemporary fiction. This new collection, her first since her Collected Stories published more than a decade ago, is a literary event.These fifteen exquisitely honed stories reveal Hempel at her most compassionate and spirited, as she introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection. In “A Full-Service Shelter,” a volunteer at a dog shelter tirelessly, devotedly cares for dogs on a list to be euthanized. In “Greed,” a spurned wife examines her husband’s affair with a glamorous, older married woman. And in “Cloudland,” the longest story in the collection, a woman reckons with the choice she made as a teenager to give up her newborn infant. Quietly dazzling, these stories are replete with moments of revelation and transcendence and with Hempel’s singular, startling, inimitable sentences. 

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