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.
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"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)
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.
I liked Toew's story and Moon's read.
Any book that challenges the prevailing conceptual reality and mindset. Toew's All My Puny Sorrows is an example.
She read as if she were of the time and place of the novel.
This book was a great read and an even better listen. Don't miss it.
Yes! it brought it alive to me, the listener.
Babe, pig in the city!
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