All My Puny Sorrows

Product Number: EB00683533
Released: Aug 25, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345808028
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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SHORTLISTED 2014 - Scotiabank Giller Prize 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. Her long-time agent has been calling and neither Yoli nor Elf's loving husband knows what to tell him. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author(s): Miriam Toews
Original Publish Date: Apr 11, 2014

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Author(s): Miriam Toews
Narrator(s): Erin Moon
Product Number DA0338
Released: Apr 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490658940
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Author(s): Miriam Toews
Narrator(s): Erin Moon
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Author(s): Miriam Toews
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Released: Mar 11, 2016
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Publisher: McSweeney's
ISBN: #9781940450698

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