All My Puny Sorrows

All My Puny Sorrows

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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… (more)

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

Realistic and deeply sad, the ending captures scenes of recovery and endurance with striking fidelity.

This is a curious observation to come out of a book with such a vibrant joie de vivre, but Toews' great strength lies in her ability to see both sides of this argument and portray them with equal empathy.

Ms. Toews infuses her dour setup with humor and sympathy.

Book Details  

Publisher: McSweeney's (November 04, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 330 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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