The Flying Troutmans–Miriam Toews

I first read “A Complicated Kindness” by her and immediately fell in love with her writing. It’s so interesting, and her story arcs aren’t complicated even though her characters are.

The Flying Troutmans is about a woman who flies home to help her sister, who is bedridden and losing her mind, in order to watch over her and her sisters kids.

This turns into checking her sister into an institution to care for her and the family driving across country to find their long lost father so that Hattie doesn’t have to have the responsibility of raising the kids, even though she loves them.

There is so much more to this book than I can describe. They are interesting pieces of art these characters and it all flows together so nicely. I’ll definitely be reading more of her stuff in the future.

Constant vigilance.


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