• A Festival of Ideas
  • January to May 2022
  • Guelph

Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews lives in Toronto and is the author of five previous novels, including: A Complicated Kindness (winner of the 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction), The Flying Troutmans (winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize) and one work of non-fiction, Swing Low: A Life. In All My Puny Sorrows (Random House), she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life. Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. The book offers a profound reflection on the limits of love, and the journeys we share, from childhood to adulthood.

Miriam Toews