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All My Puny Sorrows
By (author): Miriam Toews
9780345808011 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Literary Feb 24, 2015
$22.00 CAD
Out of stock indefinitely 5.35 x 7.99 x 0.92 in | 0.68 lb 336 pages Knopf Random Vintage Canada Vintage Canada
 
Canadian Authors Association Literary Award 2015, Winner Folio Fiction/Poetry Awards 2015, Short-listed Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2014, Winner Scotiabank Giller Prize 2014, Short-listed Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2015, Short-listed
Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life.
     You won't forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving sisters. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. Yoli is a beguiling mess, wickedly funny even as she stumbles through life struggling to keep her teenage kids and mother happy, her exes from hating her, her sister from killing herself and her own heart from breaking.
     But Elf's latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour. Can she be nursed back to "health" in time? Does it matter? As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life.
     All My Puny Sorrows, at once tender and unquiet, offers a profound reflection on the limits of love, and the sometimes unimaginable challenges we experience when childhood becomes a new country of adult commitments and responsibilities. In her beautifully rendered new novel, Miriam Toews gives us a startling demonstration of how to carry on with hope and love and the business of living even when grief loads the heart.

MIRIAM TOEWS is the author of five previous bestselling novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness (Canada Reads 2006, Canada Reads Canadian Bestseller of the Decade 2010), The Flying Troutmans, Irma Voth, and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is a winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers Trust Marian Engel/Timothy Findley Award. She lives in Toronto.

   • "Brilliant.... Delicate braids of sadness and humour. Her most accomplished novel yet." The Globe and Mail 

   • "Poignant, heartbreaking, yet suffused with wit.... A stellar achievement.... A superb offering from a writer of rare originality and undisputed talent." The London Free Press 

   • "Powerful and ultimately uplifting." Ottawa Citizen 

   • "Her fans will not be disappointed." Waterloo Region Record

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