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A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
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Dec 03, 11

Read in November, 2011

A day after reading (and enjoying) this book, I couldn't have told you what it was about. Not sure what that means. The writing is beautiful and the situation intriguing but for some reason the story didn't stick in my mind. I found myself drawn more to the narrator's father, Ray, and to her absent mother, Trudie, than I did to the narrator herself. Maybe it's my age or maybe it's hard to sustain first person for an entire book without the reader feeling the narrator couldn't be quite THAT insightful. At any rate, Miriam Toews is a talented writer, no doubt about it, and I would recommend this book.

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