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Whenever I forget why I like to read (or enjoy anything, really) I pick up this book and remember why I got so obsessed with literature in the first place. You don't know a sentence until you've read Amy Hempel's. Her terse wit and attention to detail will probably change your life. After finishing a story of hers you'll feel as though the pressure in the room has changed. I could probably write an essay on this book. So seriously, just read this.