All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

All My Puny Sorrows

Miriam Toews

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective slow-paced

336 pages | first published 2014

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From the bestselling author of Women Talking, a wrenchingly honest, darkly funny novel (Entertainment Weekly). Elf and Yoli are sisters. While on the surface Elfrieda's life is enviable (she's a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happ...
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Summary of 1765 reviews

Moods

emotional 87%
sad 82%
reflective 61%
dark 53%
funny 40%
challenging 26%
hopeful 9%
tense 9%
inspiring 3%
adventurous 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 46%
medium 43%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 9% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 15% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 6%

Average rating

4.09

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