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All My Puny Sorrows
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher McSweeneys Books
Publication date July 28, 2015
Pages 321
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781940450711
ISBN-10 1940450713
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
A New York Times 2015 Holiday Gift Guide selection.

Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's is an enviable life (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 own 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 comedy as it is tragedy, a goodbye grin from the friend who taught you how to live.

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from McSweeneys Books (November 18, 2014)
9781940450278 | details & prices | 317 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $24.00
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from McSweeneys Books (July 28, 2015)
9781940450711 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A New York Times 2015 Holiday Gift Guide selection.
from Gardners Books (June 5, 2014)
9780571305285 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $20.95

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