Told from the Hips: short stories

Told from the Hips: short stories

by Andrea Amosson


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ISBN-13: 9780692377901
Publisher: Nowadays Orange Productions LLC
Publication date: 01/29/2015
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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Told from the Hips: short stories 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
RomanL More than 1 year ago
The book is a wonderful collection of short stories, with women and girls or young adults. They are so well written, the stories are wonderful. Some are funny, some sad. Like life! Totally recommend the book.
Oddbod More than 1 year ago
These reminded me of stories by Isabel Allende. These girls and women refuse to be bound by the constraints they find themselves under, whether rules, tradition, their families or the circumstances they were born into, but challenge them and re-shape their lives. Magical! 
LauraZ More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic read that keeps you engaged from beginning to end.   The title itself explains it all; it is all about women and what they go through in life.  These characters search for themselves as Mrs. Amosson tells the heartfelt, detailed struggles and joys they endure.  I highly recommend it! 
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Stefan Vucak for Readers' Favorite When I started reading Copenhagen, the first story in Told From the Hips, a collection of short stories by Andrea Amosson, I was immediately drawn into the emotional turmoil of its character. A bicycle ride through the old city to visit a Chilean flea market provided a glimpse of a homeland far away, and I could relate to how it felt being in a foreign country. This was not a straightforward tale, requiring me to review my own emotions and experiences. I knew right then that Andrea Amosson has offered something unusual. With Cover Story, a rising investigative reporter publishes a hit story, only to be fired because the lead picture is showing the managing editor’s lover. I could sympathize, having to battle office politics myself. The other stories in the collection require a lot more thinking from the reader, and not all are satisfying, some lacking conclusion and closure. However, all of them stir the reader’s preconceptions, often in a surprising way, which I guess was the intention. Told From the Hips challenges, puzzles, and bemuses the reader, told by Andrea Amosson in a flowing style that cannot be resisted. It is a quirky assembly of windows through which the reader gets glimpses into the often harsh lives of characters trapped by circumstances beyond their control. It takes work to understand some of the stories, and others will leave you shaking your head. Andrea Amosson’s writing takes the reader into situations where one does not necessarily want to go, the journey leaving you in thoughtful introspection. Told From the Hips is worth persisting with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This collection of short stories is extremely well written.  The stories delve into the lives of strong women of various ages who are placed in a myriad of challenging circumstances.  The title itself was intriguing to me, as I wanted to read each story in search of common threads.
JGarzon More than 1 year ago
I am more than happy to have the opportunity in reading these short stories. I read them in Spanish but I wanted to read them in English and I am just happy how the translation didn't change anything. Very well written. 2 thumps up Andrea.
Lia_A More than 1 year ago
Even though the stories are short, this is not a book that you read all at once. You will need to think about each story before you begin the next. All of the stories are about women, in different times and places. The author jumps right into the stories, without providing a lot of detail about the women, not their name or their age, so you are caught up in trying to figure out who these complex women are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A moving series of short stories told through the lives of women of different ages showing their hopes, regret, humor and courage as they traverse the passage of time.  All are thought provoking with a read depth of emotion  and connection the author brought to them.  I will look forward to the next book. Mrsmcd
RPH More than 1 year ago
I love short stories and unfortunately these days publishers don't seem too interested in publishing them. So it is really refreshing to run into a well written and engaging collection of short stories with such a strong point of view. These stories have strong female characters facing challenging lives, some endings are happy, some not so much; but at the end of the book you still feel a sense of hope and trust in the resilience of the human soul. A great read.