Write ten questions that you would ask the author if you could interview her.
Discuss with a group what your favorite story is in the book and why.
Amy Hempel Writings
Read something else written by Hempel.
Write an obituary for Bob in "The Second Seating."
Narrator's Daugher in "Cloudland"
Write a short story about the reunion of the narrator with her daughter.
Draw a picture of a moonbow.
The Doll Tornado
Create an artwork similar to the one in The Doll Tornado. Use real objects in your art.
Create a diorama of the animal shelter in "A Full-Service Shelter."
Planting a Tree
Discuss with a group what type of tree you would plant if you were the narrator in "Fort Bedd."
Draw a portrait of your favorite characters in the book.
Create a travel brochure for someone...
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