Amy Hempel

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Books by Amy Hempel
  • by Amy Hempel
    Scribner, 2007.

  • by Amy Hempel
    Harper Perennial, 1995.

  • by Amy Hempel
    Scribner, 2005.

  • by Amy Hempel
    Scribner, 1998.

  • by Amy Hempel
    Harpercollins, 1995-08.
  • About Me

    Amy Hempel is the author of four short story collections: Reasons to Live (1985), At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom (1990), Tumble Home (1997), and The Dog of the Marriage (2005). The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel (2006) gathers all the stories from the four earlier books.

    Amy Hempel's Wall

    Laurie Stone – Aug 16, 2013

    Hi Amy, I don't know if you are active on Fictionaut. I just joined. I reviewed with great enthusiasm The Dog of the Marriage. Perhaps we can connect via this site. Regards, Laurie Stone

    Thomas Pluck – Oct 06, 2011

    I first heard your story "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried" read on WFMU freeform radio in the '90s, and hunted down your story collections. You evoke the beauty of trees in autumn using the framework of their bare branches in winter, an economy of perfection I strive for in my own work.

    I am working on an anthology to support PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children (website: If you would be interested in contributing a new or previously published story, please contact me at

    Thank you,
    Thomas Pluck

    Soon to be deleted – Feb 16, 2011

    I have your Collected Stories. Every one of them is wondrous.

    Yasmin Elaine Waring – Feb 13, 2011

    It was actually through Fictionaut that I was introduced to your work--"...Al Jolson" my first read of yours. And what a first date! It is extraordinary. Thank you for being a part of this community.

    Randal Houle – Jul 18, 2010

    Glad to see you here on Fn. :)

    Nicolette Wong – Jun 11, 2010

    Greetings from your fan in Hong Kong :)

    Robert Vaughan – Jun 11, 2010

    So happy to see you on here. I adore your work.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 20, 2010

    Hello, it would be an honor for an established author such as yourself read some of my work. Thank you in advance.

    Gary Percesepe – Mar 05, 2010

    Thank you, Amy.



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