All my puny sorrows /

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by Toews, Miriam,
[ 02. English Fiction ] Published by : Knopf Canada, (Toronto :) Physical details: 321 p. ; 22 cm. Subject(s): Sisters --Fiction. | Depression, Mental --Fiction. | Domestic fiction --2014. | Canadian fiction. Year : 2014 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
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Miriam Toews, with her wry wit and heart-stopping poignancy, takes us right back to the unforgettable world of A COMPLICATED KINDNESS. Two sisters in their 40s, daughters of a "complicated" Mennonite family: Elfreida and Yolandi. Elf, happily married, wealthy, glamorous, sophisticated, is a world-renowned pianist; she wants to die. Yoli, divorced, broke, promiscuous, is author of a soon-to-be defunct series of YA rodeo novels; she wants to keep her sister alive. Elf's latest suicide attempt is...well, bad timing: she is 3 weeks away from the opening of her 5-city tour. Can she be nursed back to "health" in time?