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Ms. Hempel Chronicles is an a wonderful collection of short stories that chronicles the life of a teacher through different stages of her life. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Moss
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. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lynn K. Kilpatrick
A delightful read, somewhat quirky, at times whimsical, Ms. Hempel Chronicles is always entertaining. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bob Brink
Ms. Hempel is a disenchanted teacher and a lost soul. Even though she's only a twenty-something, she feels like her life is stalled; she lacks ambition, motivation and enthusiasm... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jamie P.
My first exposure to Ms. Hempel--and to Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum--was the story "Yurt," published in The New Yorker half a decade ago and selected for the 2009 Best American Stories... Read morePublished 15 months ago by D. Cloyce Smith
The reading stuck with me--it shaped my teaching style: inspired me to write honest letters to each of my students.Published 15 months ago by Marízol
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... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Elizabeth
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. Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Lorrlo
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. Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Thirdrow Lefty