Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel

Reasons to Live

Amy Hempel

fiction short stories reflective medium-paced

129 pages | first published 1985

Description

It is always "earthquake weather" in Amy Hempel's California, a landscape where everything can change without warning. Traditional resources—home, parents, lovers, friends, even willpower—are not dependable. And so the characters in these short, c...
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Community Reviews

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Moods

reflective 100%
challenging 33%
dark 33%
emotional 33%
funny 33%
mysterious 33%
relaxing 33%

Pace

fast 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Average rating

4.07