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Amy Hempel, “In The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried”

I admire the way in which Hempel challenges the readers to pay attention to her story. She drops little clues and hints to build a plot, describing different scenes and various details rather than giving a structured play-by-play. “I am … Continue reading

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Simple Twists in “Door In Your Eye”

From Bookforum.com: In “Door in Your Eye,” an elderly, disabled man moves in with his adult daughter. A Rear Window scenario ensues, as Albert watches a woman’s apartment across the street as stranger after stranger enters, stays a few minutes, … Continue reading

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