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'Where the God of Love Hangs Out' by Amy Bloom
'Where the God of Love Hangs Out' by Amy Bloom

Where the God of Love Hangs Out Fiction Amy Bloom Random House: 206 pp., $25 Imagine a store that sells different kinds of strength. Like the insurance company that promises to find just the right policy for your needs, this store would help you find exactly the strength you need: strength to leave, strength to stay, strength to lose (a limb, a spouse), strength to accept, strength to absorb cruelty and still be a good person. "Where the God of Love Hangs Out" is a strength store in book form. Amy Bloom's first collection of stories, "Come to Me" (1993), was about different kinds of love, so it makes sense that Bloom would be well-positioned to write about...

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