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    • Women Talking

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Matthew Edison
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The sun rises on a quiet June morning in 2009. August Epp sits alone in the hayloft of a barn, anxiously bent over his notebook. He writes quickly, aware that his solitude will soon be broken. Eight women - ordinary grandmothers, mothers, and teenagers; yet to August, each one extraordinary - will climb the ladder into the loft, and the day's true task will begin. This task will be both simple and subversive: August, like the women, is a traditional Mennonite, and he has been asked to record a secret conversation. They have 48 hours to make a life-altering choice on behalf of all the women and children in the colony.

    Regular price: $33.60

    • All My Puny Sorrows

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Erin Moon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 231
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      4 out of 5 stars 204

    Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's life is enviable (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 life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and beautiful

    • By Mira on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Irma Voth

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Amy Rutherford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nineteen-year-old Irma Voth lives in a Mennonite community in northern Mexico, surrounded by desert and both physically and culturally isolated from the surrounding towns and cities. It’s been six years since her family left Canada to escape the prying eyes of the government and preserve their religious freedom, but Irma still misses the minor freedoms she had in their small town.

    Regular price: $23.80

    • Irma Voth

    • A Novel
    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Erin Moon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    A treasure of Canadian letters, Miriam Toews has earned numerous awards. With Irma Voth, Toews delivers a witty novel of great humanity and emotional poignancy. Cast from her Mennonite family for marrying a Mexican man she barely knows, 19-year-old Irma finds herself in an untenable situation. But when a film crew arrives to document her insular community, Irma begins a remarkable journey to redemption and discovering all she may become.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • In my opinion, not Toews best.

    • By Eric on 02-15-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Complicated Kindness

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Miriam Toews
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City's East Village. Instead she's trapped in East Village, Manitoba, a small town whose population is Mennonite: "the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you're a teenager". East Village is a town with no train and no bar whose job prospects consist of slaughtering chickens at the Happy Family Farms abattoir or churning butter for tourists at the pioneer village.

    Regular price: $23.80

    • A Boy of Good Breeding

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Susanna Fournier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Life in Winnipeg didn’t go as planned for Knute and her daughter. But living back in Algren with her parents and working for the longtime mayor, Hosea Funk, has its own challenges: Knute finds herself mixed up with Hosea’s attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister - even if that means keeping the town’s population at an even 1500. Bringing to life small-town Canada and all its larger-than-life characters, A Boy of Good Breeding is a big-hearted, hilarious novel about finding out where you belong.

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Summer of My Amazing Luck

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Amy Rutherford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lucy Van Alstyne always thought she’d grow up to become a forest ranger. Instead, at the age of 18, she’s found herself with quite a different job title: single mother on the dole. As for the father of her nine-month-old son, Dillinger, well...it could be any of number of guys. At the Have-a-Life housing project, Lucy meets Lish, a zany and exuberant woman. In the middle of a mosquito-infested rainy season, Lish and Lucy decide to escape the craziness of Have-a-Life by taking to the road in a van held together with coat-hangers and electrical tape in search of Lish’s lost love....

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Swing Low

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: David Hamilton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After her father took his own life in 1998, Miriam Toews decided to face her confusion and pain straight on. In writing her father’s memoir, she was motivated by two primary goals: For her own sake, she needed to understand, or at least accept, her father’s final decision. For her father’s sake, she needed to honour him, to elucidate his life, and to demonstrate its worth.

    Regular price: $22.40

    • The Flying Troutmans

    • By: Miriam Toews
    • Narrated by: Amy Rutherford
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Days after being dumped by her boyfriend Marc in Paris - "he was heading off to an ashram and said we could communicate telepathically" - Hattie hears her sister Min has been checked into a psychiatric hospital, and finds herself flying back to Winnipeg to take care of Thebes and Logan, her niece and nephew. Not knowing what else to do, they set out on a road trip in search of the children's long-lost father, Cherkis. On their wayward journey, the Troutmans stay at scary motels, meet helpful hippies, and try to ignore the threatening noises coming from under the hood of their van.

    Regular price: $27.30