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by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

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ISBN:
1848871872
ISBN13:
978-1848871878
Author:
Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
Publisher:
Atlantic; Main edition (February 1, 2011)
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4.6

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum's publishers say Ms Hempel Chronicles is a novel, her second, though the first to be published in. .The eponymous protagonist of these stories – as Bynum calls them – teaches English in a school.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum's publishers say Ms Hempel Chronicles is a novel, her second, though the first to be published in the UK. Bynum, in her acknowledgments, thanks the publications that first published "these stories", including the New Yorker and Best American Short Stories 2004. The plot thickens when we get to the title, which sounds rather odd. Perhaps Bynum originally wanted THE Ms Hempel Chronicles, which would make perfect sense.

Ms. Hempel Chronicles is an a wonderful collection of short stories that chronicles the life of a teacher through different stages of her life

Ships from and sold by PHILLY - MART. Ms. Hempel Chronicles is an a wonderful collection of short stories that chronicles the life of a teacher through different stages of her life. Though the stories are disparate, Shun-lien Bynum fleshes out the character of Ms. Hempel fully. She creates a real person, with depth and personality that you want to know more about. I was sad when it was over, and there were no more vignettes to draw me in to her world.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (born 1972) is a Chinese American writer. She previously taught writing and literature in the Graduate MFA Writing program at Otis College of Art and Design until 2015. Bynum is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. Her brother is musician Taylor Ho Bynum.

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum finds characters at their most vulnerable, then explores those precarious moments in sharp, graceful prose

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum finds characters at their most vulnerable, then explores those precarious moments in sharp, graceful prose. SARAH SHUN-LIEN BYNUM's first novel, Madeleine Is Sleeping, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2004. She teaches writing at the University of California, San Diego.

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Hempel Chronicles book. Sarah Shun-lien Bynum finds characters at their most vulnerable, then explores those precarious moments in sharp, graceful prose. From this most innovative of young writers comes another journey down the rabbit hole to the wonderland of middle school, memory, daydreaming, and the extraordinary business of growing u.

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum. Hempel had a way with girls of a certain age. They hung around her after school; they invited her over to their houses for dinner. They hung around her after school; they invited her over to their houses for dinner awn themselves. On overnight trips they asked if they could play with her hair. They showed her their poems, sought advice about boys. At Christmas they gave her poinsettias and a gift certificate for a back massage. They liked her shoes, her clothes; they liked every time she did something different with her hair

Anyone expecting Sarah Shun-lien Bynum to follow up her first novel, the National Book Award finalist Madeleine Is Sleeping, with another sepia­-tinted dream of pseudo-Victorians and fairy tale grotesques will be surprised by the comprehensive ordinariness of Ms. Hempel Chronicles.

Anyone expecting Sarah Shun-lien Bynum to follow up her first novel, the National Book Award finalist Madeleine Is Sleeping, with another sepia­-tinted dream of pseudo-Victorians and fairy tale grotesques will be surprised by the comprehensive ordinariness of Ms. In place of the earlier book’s eccentrics are Beatrice Hempel, seventh-grade English teacher, and her plain (yet snowflake special) students, in a novel-in-stories that’s less stoned Lewis Carroll than secularized Marilynne Robinson.

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum finds her characters at their most vulnerable, then explores those precarious moments in sharp, graceful prose

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum finds her characters at their most vulnerable, then explores those precarious moments in sharp, graceful prose. Although I purchased this book several years ago, I hesitated to read this book, which offers short glimpses into the life of Beatrice Hempel, a seventh grade teacher, because of my own experiences. From Publishers Weekly. A National Book Award finalist in 2004, Bynum returns with an intricate and absorbing collection of eight interconnected stories about Beatrice Hempel, a middle school English teacher

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. A National Book Award finalist in 2004, Bynum returns with an intricate and absorbing collection of eight interconnected stories about Beatrice Hempel, a middle school English teacher. Hempel is the sort of teacher students adore, and despite feeling disenchanted with her job, she regards her students as intelligent, insightful and sometimes fascinating

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Reviews:
  • Shliffiana
This is a beautifully observed novel tracing one young teacher's -- you will come to know 'Bea' -- sojourn standing in front of middle schoolers. The prose is a joy; Ms. Shun-lien Bynum achieves that near-impossibility of capturing the emotional weight of a moment by drilling down to what is seen, heard, and felt ... it reminds me of Hemmingway's maxim to watch the fish flop from the water ... what delights you about it? What made you want to laugh? How can you render that in truth by grafting it in concrete experience. Very few young writers are grounded in that ability (or pursue that end with such vigor). In essence, she captures the fabric of life felt.
  • Maldarbaq
A delightful read, somewhat quirky, at times whimsical, Ms. Hempel Chronicles is always entertaining. It is an insightful, often amusing look at the dual worlds of middle school teachers and the family life of one who, young and single, remains closely connected physically and emotionally to those roots. The main character, a 29-year-old seventh-grade teacher, is vividly portrayed. Likewise, her mother, and especially the 11-year-old sister, come alive, and teachers and pupils alike are familiar, yet unique, to anyone, young or old, who has experienced the pleasures and tribulations of spending his or her youthful years in the public schools – which is to say, most of us. It is apparent that Bynum has drawn on her own experience as a teacher and on her Asian-American family roots in formulating her characters so convincingly. That she delivers an engrossing novel, divided into several stories, sans violence or even heightened dramatic discord, is testament to her talent.
Bob Brink, author, Breaking Out, a novel
  • Aloo
There are, of course, stories that I like the most. "Talent," captures so perfectly the sense of magic and opportunity that youth holds and "Accomplice" remains a haunting, beautiful tribute to Ms. Hempel's father as well as the allegory of the cave.

But what I so greatly appreciated was how the stories all grow in power together. The main character's descriptions of her father - from the shadow scenes in "Accomplice," to the Dracula laugh in "Satellite," to her nightmares of his death in "Sandman," were truly moving. He is just one of the many chords that stream through the work that, at its close, creates a portrait of a young woman who wants to move forward with her life. Yet, she is cursed and blessed with extraordinarily mature powers of reflection.
  • Urreur
Ms. Hempel Chronicles is an a wonderful collection of short stories that chronicles the life of a teacher through different stages of her life. Though the stories are disparate, Shun-lien Bynum fleshes out the character of Ms. Hempel fully. She creates a real person, with depth and personality that you want to know more about. I was sad when it was over, and there were no more vignettes to draw me in to her world.
  • Voodoolkree
If you have ever been a teacher, a student, a dropout, or all three, this book is full of tasty tidbits which will keep you nibbling to the end. And they are really healthy -- good for the circulation and other vital systems! I remember one Ms. Hempel from my high school days in the 1950s -- she dragged her Latin students to see Judith Anderson in Medea. This tale of a witch who slaughters her kids in a frenzy of jealous sexual rage -- wow! Talk about broadening the scope of thought! Ms Bynum does the same outrageous kind of thing in every chapter -- and all for you. Read it. Its fun!
  • Insanity
I read this book in great and greedy gulps, and then I went back to read it again. Great literature changes the way we see the world, and Shun-lien Bynum's stories do this for me. The characters, the scenes, the details, and the setting on their own are standout, but beyond these the thematic strands and insights unfolded in these narratives are illuminating, original, and profound. Readers who are expecting a typical novel (from a literary short-story cycle!) of popular fiction will, of course, be disappointed, and ad hominem attacks--for me--tend to boomerang back to strike those who launch such things. Thinking readers who love literature will relish and treasure this book. It is one of a kind.
  • Arashigore
Someone mentioned this book to me, and it took me awhile to find it and read it, but I'm so glad I did. The stories are linked via the characters, and Ms. Hempel is an intriguing main character.
The stories are extremely well-written without being showy. The stories have a lot of emotion too.
Recommended for anyone who likes short stories, and who likes interesting female protagonists.
Quirky, charming book about a school teacher and her life. Fun!