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Boy of Good Breeding


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From the acclaimed Giller Prize Finalist and Governor Generals Award Winner: a delightfully funny and charming second novel about Canadas smallest town.

Life in Winnipeg didnt go as planned for Knute and her daughter. But living back in Algren with her parents and working for the longtime mayor, Hosea Funk, has its own challenges: Knute finds herself mixed up with Hoseas attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister — even if that

means keeping the towns population at an even 1500. Bringing to life small-town Canada and all its larger-than-life characters, A Boy of Good Breeding is a big-hearted, hilarious novel about finding out where you belong.

About the Author

Miriam Toews is the author of two novels: Summer of My Amazing Luck (nominated for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal and winner of the John Hirsch Award) and A Boy of Good Breeding (winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award) and one work of non-fiction: Swing Low: A Life (winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction). She has written for CBC, This American Life (NPR), Saturday Night, Geist, Canadian Geographic, Open Letters and The NewYork Times Magazine, and has won the National Magazine Award Gold Medal for Humour. Miriam Toews lives in Winnipeg.

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Toews, Miriam
Vintage Canada
General Fiction
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