Irma Voth by Miriam Toews

Irma Voth

Miriam Toews

fiction contemporary emotional reflective slow-paced

272 pages | first published 2011

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That rare coming-of-age story able to blend the dark with the uplifting, Irma Voth follows a young Mennonite woman, vulnerable yet wise beyond her years, who carries a terrible family secret with her on a remarkable journey to survival and redempt...
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Summary of 132 reviews


emotional 71%
challenging 57%
reflective 57%
hopeful 42%
sad 42%
adventurous 28%
tense 28%
dark 14%
funny 14%
informative 14%
inspiring 14%


medium 71%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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