Books by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

MS. HEMPEL CHRONICLES by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"No sign of sophomore slump in this masterful illumination of character."
A subtle, dazzling novel about a fledgling middle-school teacher who reveals herself slowly, in layers, as if she isn't quite sure how much to show—to her students, to their parents, to the reader. Read full book review >
MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Bynum is undoubtedly gifted with language and well-versed in literary allusion, but her first is almost unreadable and frankly sleep-inducing."
A self-consciously exquisite first novel, written in one-page (sometimes one-sentence) chapters, about the difference between a young French girl's dreams and her real life. Read full book review >