“Reply All is a thrilling collection: laugh-out-loud funny and achingly sad and deeply in touch with the profound humanity underneath the increasingly bizarre surface of our culture. And one of the basic great things about this book is that it brilliantly demonstrates the paradox of art: if you embrace the zeitgeist with compassionate humanity and finely observed detail, you end up writing a book that will endure. Reply All will endure. ”
— Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories
“This collection of award-winning and widely anthologized short stories by Robin Hemley takes a humorous, edgy, and frank look at the human art of deception and self-deception.”
“In this collection of stories, Reply All, Robin Hemley continues to be a literary phenomenon, dazzlingly incapable of one dull or inelegant thought, of anything less than a tender yet adamantine wit. No social vagary, no human yearning, theologic or profane, no human behavior, pathetic, comic or sublime, escapes Hemley’s mercurial intellect or compassionate reach. Individually and cumulatively, the stories in Reply All charm us with their magnificent range. This is a polyphonic, wild, irresistible collection, grafted of divine madness and worldly grace. ”
— Melissa Pritchard, author of Disappearing Ingenue, Late Bloomer and The Odditorium.
“In an exciting return to fiction, Hemley, touching and funny, creates sympathetic characters who are deeply flawed but just as deeply human. ”