Where The God of Love Hangs Out by Amy. Bloom

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BONUS: This edition contains a Where the God of Love Hangs Out discussion guide.

Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom, theNew York Times bestselling author of Away. Bloom’s astonishing and astute stories illuminate the mysteries of passion, family, and friendship. A young woman is haunted by her roommate’s murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the unlikeliest of places; two middle-aged, married friends find themselves surprisingly drawn to each other, risking all for their love but never underestimating the cost. Propelled by Bloom’s dazzling prose, unmistakable voice, and generous wit, Where the God of Love Hangs Out takes us to the margins and the centers of people’s emotional lives, exploring the changes that come with love and loss. 

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About Amy. Bloom

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Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed Away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love Invents Us; and Normal. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Granta, and Slate, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published January 5, 2010 by Random House. 228 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nine uncollected stories plus three that appeared in earlier collections are interestingly arranged and recombined in this latest from the Manhattan psychotherapist and versatile author (Away, 2008, etc.).

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Amy Bloom’s new book, a collection of stories, is beautifully astute.

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The New York Times

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The characters in Amy Bloom’s erotically charged, linked stories struggle with love and its loss.

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The Guardian

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If Bloom exposes human fragility, she also depicts the strongest, most steadfast love – what it is to love the least lovable of people, unwaveringly, even after death or drug addiction do them part.

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Sometimes the seams show in this collection of short stories; sometimes they shine.

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Bookmarks Magazine

The Story: In these twelve stories, divided into two sets of four linked stories and four standalone stories, families, friends, and unlikely lovers discover the many ways that love can upend our lives.

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