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A Boy of Good Breeding

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Knute is a twenty-four-year old single mother who returns home to Algren with her daughter, Summer Feelin' to look after her father Tom, who has suffered a heart attack. Hosea Funk, a friend of Tom's and the mayor of Algren has a lot on his mind. The prime minister has promised to pay a visit to whichever town in Canada has the smallest population. Algren has held this position for some time but recent baby booms and returning families, like Knute, threaten to tip Algren over the magic 1500. As Knute is reunited with Max, SF's father and Hosea finds himself compromised by his own additions to the population count, we find ourselves drawn into the warm, intimate heart of this funny, feel-good novel.
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A wonderfully warm, witty and wise novel of small-town dreams and eccentric families from the award-winning author of A Complicated Kindness

About the Author

Miriam Toews grew up in a Mennonite community in Southern Manitoba. She now lives in Winnipeg with her family.


"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

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