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All My Puny Sorrows

Label
All My Puny Sorrows
Title
All My Puny Sorrows
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Toews
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Language
eng
Summary
Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's life is enviable (she's a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married) and Yolandi's a mess (she's divorced and broke, with two teenagers growing up too quickly), they are fiercely close raised in a Mennonite household and sharing the hardship of Elf's desire to end her life. After Elf's latest attempt, Yoli must quickly determine how to keep her family from falling apart, how to keep her own heart from breaking, and what it means to love someone who wants to die. All My Puny Sorrows is the latest novel from Miriam Toews, one of Canada's most beloved authors not only because her work is rich with deep human feeling and compassion but because her observations are knife-sharp and her books wickedly funny. And this is Toews at her finest: a story that is as much a comedy as it is a tragedy, a goodbye grin from the friend who taught you how to live
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Summary
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. But Elf's latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour. 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.
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards, MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction, 2015.
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298741
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
All My Puny Sorrows
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11817802
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781940450698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11817802
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11817802
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
All My Puny Sorrows
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11817802
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781940450698
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11817802
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11817802
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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