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Miriam Toews
Birth date: January 01, 1964
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
There is a chicken on the front cover of this novel, and an axe hovering threateningly in the upper corner. The relevance of these objects is explained early on - as an adolescent Mennonite girl in a closed community, our first-person narrator Nomi (a childish version of Naomi) has few options for h...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 1 year ago
This was phenomenal. There were very good advance reviews for this in trade publications and elsewhere, but it was the positive response from two customers I trust that made me invest in this book myself. 'Women Talking' is a novel about a meeting of women of two families in a Mennonite community....
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 2 years ago
This book might be the perfect book club read for 2019. There is plenty to chew on and discuss within this slender volume. The bulk of the story is one long conversation that takes place over the course of two days - the women of an isolated Mennonite colony have been brutally sexually abused, and n...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 6 years ago
I always fall hard for the novels Miriam Toews writes and the characters she creates. A best selling author in Canada, most of her books involve individualistically inclined or exiled Mennonites balancing their traditional upbringing with the modern world in distinctive stories of personal struggle ...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 6 years ago
I've spent the last week wondering if this book really was as good as I thought it was. Can a book about suicidality and the co-existence of great pain and great gifts in one person also be healing in some way? Can moments of great humor in the storytelling escape being in some way manipulative and ...
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