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Miriam Toews returns

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2014 at 1:45pm

Whoever said you can't go home again? Miriam Toews is not only back with a new novel, she's back home at McNally Robinson on April 16.

Toews is one of Canada's brightest literary lights. Her wry, sardonic voice is engagingly funny despite the very unfunny themes which she writes about: young women struggling as single parents, grandmothers with secret drinking problems, people young and old knocked flat by depression, wasting away.

She is a winner of the Governor General's 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. Her 2004 novel A Complicated Kindness won the 2006 Canada Reads debate and was declared the Canada Reads Canadian Bestseller of the Decade in 2010.

Both tender and unquiet, her new novel All My Puny Sorrows 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 this beautifully rendered story, 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.

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, Yoli strives to keep her exes from hating her, her sister from killing herself, and her own heart from breaking.

All My Puny Sorrows is set to be released on April 15th. Contact us today to set up a pre-order.

Join us in our Winnipeg store on Wednesday April 16, at 7:00 pm for the launch of All My Puny Sorrows! As with all of our in-store events, the launch is free and all are welcome to attend. We're expecting it to be a popular night, so come early.

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