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Volume 50 (sold out)
All My Puny Sorrows
by Miriam Toews
All My Puny Sorrows, the new novel from renowned Canadian author and perennial Powell's favorite Miriam Toews, is her most heartbreaking and poignant work to date. The novel centers on the relationship between Elfrieda and Yolandi, two loving and incredibly close adult sisters raised in a small Mennonite community. Elf has battled severe depression all her life, and is determined to commit suicide (as their father did some years before). Yoli wants desperately to keep her sister alive, but also wants to respect her wishes and acknowledge her suffering. A remarkable and very autobiographical novel, the Giller Prize–shortlisted All My Puny Sorrows is impossible to put down, and, despite the difficult subject matter, showcases Toews's trademark wit. Yoli, Elf, and their extended family and friends are superb characters who will stay with you long after the book is over, and Toews writes with beauty, grace, and overwhelming love. We are proud to choose Miriam Toews for the second time as the featured author in Indiespensable #50, which is a first in our subscription program.
[A] masterful, original investigation into love, loss and survival." Kirkus (Starred Review)
Stunning....A powerful and enthralling book." The Independent (UK)
Brilliant….In this devastating novel — as in life itself — tenderness and tragedy are, like siblings, forever bound." The Globe and Mail
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