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A Complicated Kindness Audiobook

A Complicated Kindness

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author Miriam Toews is known for her razor-sharp wit. In A Complicated Kindness, Mennonite Nomi Nichol belongs to “the most embarrassing subsect of people to belong to if you’re a teenager.” Her mother and sister have already fled their fundamentalist community in Manitoba. Now Nomi, fighting off despair, tries to find herself while hiding behind a facade of biting humor.

©2004 Miriam Toews (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Her episodic, highly introspective first novel - part of an emerging subgenre of crossover adult books that might have been published as YA - maintains a careful balance between hilarity and heartbreak that most readers will find unforgettable." ( Booklist)

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    "Wonderfully written story!"

    The main character is so loveable; she brings the reader on a memorable journey. I have new insights into the Mennonite community and have been reminded that deep-down, we are all the same human creatures and our desires are all similar.

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    Sonie 10-19-16
    Sonie 10-19-16 Member Since 2013

    i love love love listening! thank you Audible for making it possible - to have the stories come to life!

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    "Amazing book & amazing narration!"

    Loved the references to Canadian geography, local names and a lovely story of lives interwoven. Highly recommend this book I ve already downloaded the other ones by this author ...thank you!

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    Eric 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A heartwarming take on a difficult story"
    What did you love best about A Complicated Kindness?

    I liked Toew's story and Moon's read.


    What other book might you compare A Complicated Kindness to and why?

    Any book that challenges the prevailing conceptual reality and mindset. Toew's All My Puny Sorrows is an example.


    What about Erin Moon’s performance did you like?

    She read as if she were of the time and place of the novel.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a great read and an even better listen. Don't miss it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brennan Uhyn Sakatoon, SK CAD 11-13-12
    Brennan Uhyn Sakatoon, SK CAD 11-13-12
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    "Good Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Complicated Kindness to be better than the print version?

    Yes! it brought it alive to me, the listener.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nomi


    Which character – as performed by Erin Moon – was your favorite?

    Nomi


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Babe, pig in the city!


    Any additional comments?

    great listen!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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