All My Puny Sorrows

By Miriam Toews

Mental health, Family


Published by Faber

Shortlist 2015

A story of sisters, suicide and how to carry on with hope when grief loads the heart.

'All My Puny Sorrows', at once tender and unquiet, offers a profound reflection on the limits of love, and the sometimes unimaginable challenges we experience when childhood becomes a new country of adult commitments and responsibilities. In her beautifully rendered new novel, Miriam Toews gives us a startling demonstration of how to carry on with hope and love and the business of living even when grief loads the heart.


All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews | Wellcome Book Prize 2015 Shortlist

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