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A BOY OF GOOD BREEDING

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A charming novel by Canadian author Toews (A Complicated Kindness, 2004) reveals what it's like to live in the smallest town in Canada.Hosea Funk is the mayor of Algren, Manitoba, and proud to represent Canada's smallest town, although (considering the relentless births and deaths) the population is constantly fluctuating. Canada's prime minister, John Baert, has written a letter to Hosea ... Read full review

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

Not her best work, I reckon. All Toews' stories seem to be about quirky and strange people and situations, but this one is just too far out in left field for me. Very little is 'believable' and ... Read full review

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We could use more books like this.

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User Review  - Talia - Goodreads

Didn't get through it. The writing is fine; the hokey bumpkin quirkiness is for someone else. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

another gem from toews. it is a picture of a few weeks in the characters lives. no distinct beginning or ending. the whole point is just to get to know the characters. Read full review

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User Review  - Jocelyn - Goodreads

Love this author. Intelligent writing, and humourous! Will be reading more of hers. Read full review

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User Review  - Sally Whitehead - Goodreads

I love small town fiction, and I love quirky offbeat characters, so this tale of small town Canada (THE smallest town in Canada no less, a fact which is crucial to the wonderfully loose and unhurried ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hilary - Goodreads

Fun and odd and entertaining and endearing ... and Canadian! Read full review

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User Review  - Charlotte - Goodreads

a lovely book, how have I missed Miriam Toews for so long?? delighted to see there are so many more for me to read :-). Read full review

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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Quirky good book! I love the way Toews tells a simple story. Read full review

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