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Miriam Toews (), (born 1964 in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian writer of Mennonite descent. She grew up in Steinbach, Manitoba and has lived in Montreal and London, before settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She moved to Toronto in 2009.

Toews studied at the University of Manitoba and the University of King's College in Halifax, and has also worked as a freelance newspaper and radio journalist. Her non-fiction book Swing Low: A Life was a memoir of her father, a victim of lifelong depression. Her 2004 novel A Complicated Kindness was her breakthrough work, spending over a year on the Canadian bestseller lists and winning the Governor General's Award for English Fiction. The novel, about a teenage girl who longs to escape her small Russian Mennonite town and hang out with Lou Reed in the slums of New York City, was also nominated for the Giller Prize and was the winning title in the 2006 edition of Canada Reads.

A series of letters she wrote in 2000 to the father of her son were published on the website www.openletters.net and were profiled on the radio show This American Life in an episode about missing parents.

In 2007 she made her screen debut in the Mexican film Luz silenciosa directed by Carlos Reygadas, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival. She was nominated for Best Actress at Mexico's Ariel Awards for her performance in the film.

In September 2008, Knopf Canada published her novel The Flying Troutmans, about a 28-year-old woman from Manitoba who takes her 15-year-old nephew and 11-year-old niece on a road trip to California after their mentally ill mother has been hospitalized. That novel won the 2008 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

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Total Books: 58
A Boy of Good Breeding A Novel
2019 - A Boy of Good Breeding a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781640091795
ISBN-10: 1640091793
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Women Talking A Novel
2018 - Women Talking a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780735273962
ISBN-10: 0735273960
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Christian Books & Bibles
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A Complicated Kindness A Novel
2016 - A Complicated Kindness a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781619026223
ISBN-10: 1619026228
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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All My Puny Sorrows
2015 - All My Puny Sorrows (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781940450711
ISBN-10: 1940450713
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 3

Irma Voth
2012 - Irma Voth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307400697
ISBN-10: 0307400697
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mi chiamo Irma Voth
2012 - Mi Chiamo Irma Voth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788871686295
ISBN-10: 8871686292
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Swing Low A Life
2011 - Swing Low a Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062070166
ISBN-10: 0062070169
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Irma Voth A Novel
2011 - Irma Voth a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062070180
ISBN-10: 0062070185
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 4

The Flying Troutmans
2009 - The Flying Troutmans (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781582435312
ISBN-10: 1582435316
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

A Complicated Kindness
2008 - A Complicated Kindness (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400025763
ISBN-10: 1400025761
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Kleinstadtknatsch
2007 - Kleinstadtknatsch (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783827007315
ISBN-10: 3827007313
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A Boy of Good Breeding
2007 - A Boy of Good Breeding (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780753178607
ISBN-10: 0753178605
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Summer of My Amazing Luck A Novel
2006 - Summer of My Amazing Luck a Novel (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781582433462
ISBN-10: 1582433461
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Summer of My Amazing Luck
2006 - Summer of My Amazing Luck (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780676978476
ISBN-10: 0676978479
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ein komplizierter Akt der Liebe
2005 - Ein Komplizierter Akt Der Liebe (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783827005984
ISBN-10: 3827005981
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Swing Low  A Life
2005 - Swing Low a Life (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781559707787
ISBN-10: 155970778X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Flying Troutmans The Premium
Flying Troutmans the Premium (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307400901
ISBN-10: 0307400905
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Die fliegenden Trautmans
Die Fliegenden Trautmans (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783827008077
ISBN-10: 3827008077
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