A Complicated Kindness

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Counterpoint Press, Sep 6, 2005 - Fiction - 264 pages
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Meet Nomi Nickel, the rebellious small town teenager and irresistible creation of award-winning novelist Miriam Toews.
 

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Review: A Complicated Kindness: A Novel

User Review  - Mary Knobbe - Goodreads

Miriam Toews is clearly a good writer. Her stream of consciousness writing was excellent. However, I couldn't find a likable character, there is very little plot, and the entire book is depressing. I ... Read full review

Review: A Complicated Kindness: A Novel

User Review  - Jessica Kelly - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book as I liked The main character and was curious to find out what happened to her missing mother and sister mentioned on The first page. I found The ending disappointing and anti climactic. Read full review

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eight
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seventeen
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eighteen
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nineteen
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twenty
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twentyone
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twentyeight
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reader discussion guide
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acknowledgments
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Miriam Toews was born in 1964 in Canada. She is best known for her novels A Complicated Kindness and All My Puny Sorrows. She has won a number of literary prizes including the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award for body of work. She is also a two-time finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a two-time winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Toews had a leading role in the feature film Silent Light, written and directed by Mexican filmmaker, Carlos Reygadas and winner of the 2007 Cannes Jury Prize, an experience that influenced her fifth novel, Irma Voth.

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