All My Puny Sorrows
Paperback $19.99 - Faber
Fiction - Published: 26/Sep/2018 - ISBN: 9780571340996
A story of sisters, suicide and how to carry on with hope when grief loads the heart. Shortlisted for the Folio Prize 2015
Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015
Sunday Times Top Choice Summer Read
Elf and Yoli are two smart, loving sisters.
Elf is a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die.
Yoli is divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive.
When Elf's latest suicide attempt leaves her hospitalised weeks before her highly anticipated world tour, Yoli is forced to confront the impossible question of whether it is better to let a loved one go.
'The novel she has written - so exquisitely that you'll want to savour every word - reads as if it has been wrenched from her heart.' - Sunday Times
'A masterly book of such precise dignity. It is, also against all the odds, at times a desperately humorous novel.' - Daily Mail
'A heartbreaking and hilariously funny story about a woman who struggles to keep her beautiful, talented and annihilatingly depressed sister alive.' - Adelaide Advertiser Miriam Toews (pronounced taves) was born in 1964 in the small Mennonite town of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published four novels and a memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous literary awards including the Governor General's Award, the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award (twice), and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
In 2007 she made her screen debut in the film Luz silenciosa. She was nominated for Best Actress at Mexico's Ariel Awards for her performance.
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