The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel

The book is a compilation of short stories that delve into the human experience, exploring themes such as love, loss, and life's many complexities. The author's unique narrative style and sharp wit are apparent throughout, as she crafts characters and situations that are both deeply relatable and profoundly moving. Her stories range from darkly humorous to deeply tragic, and each one offers a unique perspective on the human condition.

The 6729th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 105

Since this book was first published in 2006, there is a penalty of 51.2%. The age adjusted score is 51.24.

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