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Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
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May 12, 11

bookshelves: 2011
Read from May 09 to 12, 2011

This book is one that really requires you to pay attention and think. The story unravels slowly and the author doesn't give you all the information at once.

The title character of the story is the narrator, Irma Voth, who is a 19-year-old Mennonite girl living in a Mennonite community in the Mexican desert. She is being shunned by her family as she married a Mexican guy when she was 18.

Her life changes when a film crew comes into the desert. She also visits with her sister and interacts with the film crew.

I don't want to give away plot, but this is a minimalist novel, and you have to fill in a lot of your own details. Some of the writing is beautiful, and it has an otherworldly, almost fantastical quality. I didn't like it as much as "A Complicated Kindness" but I think it's worth reading.
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Tamara Taylor Jealous! I heart Toews. One of my face authors. I'm going to order this one!


Tamara Taylor That is "fave" lol


Alexis I liked it, but not as much as A complicated Kindness.


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