All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

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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The 1830th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
All My Puny Sorrows Paperback 202704 $52.94 $4.57 2015
All My Puny Sorrows Kindle Edition 134767 2019
All My Puny Sorrows Hardcover 802023 $8.94 $4.64 2014
All My Puny Sorrows Paperback 275167 $9.75 $8.38 2019