Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Ms Hempel Chronicles

by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Ms Hempel Chronicles Synopsis

Ms. Beatrice Hempel, English teacher, is new - new to teaching, new to her school, newly engaged, and newly bereft of her devoted father. Overwhelmed by her newness, she struggles to figure out quite what is expected of her - in life and at work. Is it acceptable to introduce swear words into the English curriculum, enlist students to write their own report cards, or bring up personal experiences while teaching a sex-education class? Or not? Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum finds her characters at their most vulnerable, then explores those precarious moments in sharp, graceful prose. Ms Hempel Chronicles takes the reader on a journey down the rabbit hole to the wonderland of middle school, memory, daydreaming, and the extraordinary business of growing up.

If you loved this, you might like these...

How to be Both

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781848871878
Publication date: 01/02/2011
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848871878
Publication date: 1st February 2011
Author: Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum's first novel, Madeleine is Sleeping, was shortlisted for the US National Book Awards in 2004. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Tin House, the Georgia Review, and the Best American Short Stories. She teaches writing at the University of California, San Diego, and lives in Los Angeles with her family.

More About Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

Share this book