Friday night I had the pleasure of seeing Miriam Toews live. She did a reading of ‘A Complicated Kindness’ and of her new book that is coming out in October. Then she did a question and answer with the audience.
I loved her book ‘A Complicated Kindness’! It’s a coming of age story about a teenage girl in a Mennonite society. Unfortunately, I read it long before I started writing book reviews, so you will just have to trust me on this one.
Miriam made a comment at the beginning of her reading, that in the past, people have complained that she reads too fast. She did read fast, especially when the lead character was speaking. However, she paced it exactly how I imagined the character to talk. She nailed it, and other audience members agreed!
I really enjoyed her reading and especially the question and answer. I highly recommend you read ‘A Complicated Kindness’ and see Miriam Toews in person, if you get the chance. She is delightful. I look forward to reading more books by Miriam Toews!
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