All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews is a story of sisters, suicide and how to carry on with hope when grief loads the heart.
Miriam Toews (pronounced taves) was born in 1964 in the small
Mennonite town of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published four
novels and a memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous
literary awards including the Governor General's Award, the McNally
Robinson Book of the Year Award (twice), and the Rogers Writers'
Trust Fiction Prize.
In 2007 she made her screen debut in the film Luz silenciosa. She was nominated for Best Actress at Mexico's Ariel Awards for her performance.