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Title:A Boy of Good Breeding
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Stoddart
ISBN:0773759697
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Number of Pages:268
Category:Fiction, Canada

A Boy of Good Breeding by Miriam Toews

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Boy of Good Breeding Knute is a twenty four year old single mother who returns home to Algren with her daughter to look after her father Tom who has suffered a heart attack Meanwhile Hosea Funk a friend of Tom s and the mayor of Algren has a lot on his mind The prime minister has promised to pay a visit to whichever town in Canada has the smallest population Algren has held this position for some time but recent baby booms and returning families like Knute threaten to tip Algren over the magic

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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 br b b br 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 br br 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 br br i All My Puny Sorrows i 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, Audacious original and profoundly moving Healing is a likely outcome of a bookimbued with the righteous anger compassion and humanity of em Swing Low em em Globe and Mail em Canada Reverberatingwith emotional power authenticity and insight em em em Swing Low em isMiriam Toews daring and deeply affecting memoir ofher father s struggle with manic depression in a small Mennonite community inrural Canada Personal and touching a stirring counterpart to her novel em IrmaVoth em and reminiscent of works by Susan Cheever Gail Caldwell Mary Karr and Alexandra Styron em Swing Low em is an elegiacode to a difficult life by an author drawing from the deepest well of insight craft and emotion br, Life in Winnipeg didn t 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 Hosea s attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister even if that means keeping the town s population at an even Bringing to life small town Canada and all its larger than life characters i A Boy of Good Breeding i is a big hearted hilarious novel about finding out where you belong, Mixing anecdote humour reference and quality anorak behaviour Hang the DJ is a collection of lists about musical loves and hates dreams and nightmares Including contributions from bloggers journalists novelists poets and musicians it is the literary equivalent of a great pub jukebox