A Complicated Kindness

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All My Puny Sorrows, by Miriam Toews

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This is a book about deep, protracted, unrelenting sadness, and it knows it.

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A Complicated Kindness



Many novels have been written from the point of view of someone railing against an oppressive religious upbringing. Few, however, are as funny yet sympathetic as Miriam Toews’s outstanding third novel, which won last year’s Governor General’s Award in Canada. Toews beat out Alice Munro for the prize—no mean feat.