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Here’s a stack of books that I’ve finished reading in the last few months. As you can see, it is an odd assortment! What can I say? I am a pursuer of variety!

Of the pile, All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews is my most recent read. And, oh my. I feel rather speechless thinking about the book and then, with a gulp, I am rushed with a mouthful of wonderful things to say about it. It’s full of heavy-heartedness, familial love, deep loss and humour.  Have you read it? Can we talk about it and share all the parts that I dogeared so I can revisit them again? Such a strikingly humane read.

In celebration of Miriam Toews’ talented writing, Dave Bidini (formally of the band The Rheostatics) created a series called, Torn from the Pages, where he seeks out to marry authors and musicians into a literary and musical event. Musicians create new songs based on a selected author’s work and this month is Toews’ turn. Sounds intriguing doesn’t it?

What are you reading at the moment? Any recommendations? I am always looking to stock up my reading list!

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