Amy Hampel to read at Little City Books in Hoboken

On Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St. in Hoboken author Amy Hampel will read from her latest collection of American short fiction titled Sing to It.

The 15 stories reveal Hempel at her most compassionate and spirited, as she introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection.

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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.

Amy Hempel is the author of Sing to It, The Dog of the Marriage, Tumble Home, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Reasons to Live, and the co-editor of Unleashed.  Her stories have appeared in Harper’s, Vanity Fair, GQ, Tin House, The Harvard Review, The Quarterly, and have been widely anthologized, including in Best American Short Stories and The Best Nonrequired Reading. She teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at Bennington College, and at Stony Brook Southampton.