If you’ve wondered how Miriam Toews’ characters can range from the tough-talking, funny, sarcastic Naomi in A Complicated Kindness to the freedom- yearning Irma Voth to the despondent, suicidal Elfrieda in her latest novel, All My Puny Sorrows, spend an hour with Toews tonight. She’s funny, self-effacing, thoughtful and articulate—and she’s had more than her share of heartache. Her new novel is her most autobiographical, she easily admits. “It was a way of keeping my sister alive and in my imagination andin my memory, where she still resides.” Toews writes from the heart, and speaks from the heart, too. Her honesty has touched readers worldwide.
An Intimate Evening with Miriam Toews
Studio 1398 on October 24, 2015