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A Boy of Good Breeding

A Novel

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March 12, 2019 | Paperback | 5 x 8, 256 pages | ISBN 9781640091795
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Winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

“Tonic for the spirit: a charming, deeply moving, unerringly human story, perfectly shaped and beautifully told.” —The Globe and Mail

Life in Winnipeg didn’t go as planned for Knute and her daughter. But living back in Algren with her parents and working for the longtime mayor, Hosea Funk, has its own challenges: Knute finds herself mixed up with Hosea’s attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister—even if that means keeping the town’s population at an even 1,500. Bringing to life small–town Canada and all its larger–than–life characters, A Boy of Good Breeding is a big–hearted, hilarious novel about finding out where you belong.

About Miriam Toews

MIRIAM TOEWS is the author of seven novels: All My Puny Sorrows, Summer of My Amazing Luck, A Boy of Good Breeding, A Complicated Kindness, The Flying Troutmans, Irma Voth, and Women Talking, and one work of nonfiction, Swing Low: A Life. She is a winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the Writers Trust Marian Engel/Timothy Findley Award. She lives in Toronto.

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Praise for A Boy of Good Breeding

Winner of the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award

"It’s hard to read these charming tall tales and not root for the young Miriam Toews." —The New York Times

"A Boy of Good Breeding caught me at the throat, made me laugh and weep with sad–sweet joy . . . [The characters] get under your skin, and finally, it seems, into your very blood, where they quicken the heart . . . Tonic for the spirit: a charming, deeply moving, unerringly human story, perfectly shaped and beautifully told." —The Globe and Mail

"Reading [Toews] is like climbing into a fizzy bath of lunatic humour . . . Buried in the mysteries of parenthood, love and death are at least a couple of home truths." —Toronto Star

"An earnest, sweet–tempered narrative." —Kirkus Reviews

"[A] sweet, funny novel full of memorable, picaresque characters and unexpected drama." —Publishers Weekly

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