Swing Low: A Life by Toews, Miriam

Swing Low: A Life

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"Audacious, original and profoundly moving . . . . Healing is a likely outcome of a book imbued with the righteous anger, compassion and humanity of Swing Low." --Globe and Mail (Canada)

Reverberating with emotional power, authenticity, and insight, Swing Low is Miriam Toews's daring and deeply affecting memoir of her father's struggle with manic depression in a small Mennonite community in rural Canada. Personal and touching, a stirring counterpart to her novel IrmaVoth and reminiscent of works by Susan Cheever, Gail Caldwell, Mary Karr, and Alexandra Styron, Swing Low is an elegiac ode to a difficult life by an author drawing from the deepest well of insight, craft, and emotion.



Author: Miriam Toews
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 09/06/2011
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.5lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780062070166


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 05/23/2011
New York Times Book Review 09/25/2011 pg. 24
Shelf Awareness 09/09/2011

About the Author
Toews, Miriam: -

Miriam Toews was born in the small Mennonite town of Steinbach, Manitoba. She has published five novels and a memoir of her father, and is the recipient of numerous literary awards in Canada, including the Governor General's Literary Award (for A Complicated Kindness) and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize (for The Flying Troutmans). In 2010 she received the prestigious Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award for her body of work. Irma Voth is Toews's most recent novel. She lives in Toronto.