All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews


“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This is the best book I’ve read all year. The mastery of heart ripping is ripe in this. As someone who suffers from Depression it was interesting to read. The author really lets you see both sides of depression so well. On one hand I was on the families side and furious at Elf for being so damn selfish. Then by the next chapter I would be in Elf’s corner yelling” Just let her go already!” For me this book made the topic of depression/suicide impossible to solve, and I kind of like it for that. Sometimes there is no right and wrong, there just is.

Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

P.S- This title is perfection.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Knopf Canada (first published April 11th 2014)
ISBN13: 9780345808004

Reviewer: Dana
| Goodreads |

Recommendation: 5/5


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