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Book Review: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

puny sorrows.jpg mail_sender PixResearch DT mail_subject Fwd: Brian Turner - war memoir - My Life as a Foreign Country mail_date Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:49:05 +0100 mail_body ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Horatia Harrod Date: 13 June 2014 11:47 Subject: Fwd: Brian Turner - war memoir - My Life as a Foreign Country To: "PixResearch@telegraph.co.uk" Please will someone add these to Seven Books, June 22? ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Waldram, Ruth Date: 11 June 2014 16:10 Subject: RE: Brian Turner - war memoir - My Life as a Foreign Country To: Horatia Harrod And here are the Ben Shephard images. 1. Scientists and their servants: group portrait on Murray Island, May 1898 4. Charles Seligman recording chukdren in Hula, Papua New Guinea, 1898 I can send more if you would like more options. Thanks, Ruth Ruth Waldram Publicity Manager Jonathan Cape & The Bodley Head 020 7840 8616 | rwaldram@randomhouse.co.uk | @JonathanCape *From:* Horatia Harrod [mailto:horatia.harrod@telegraph.co.uk] *Sent:* 11 June 2014 11:46 *To:* Waldram, Ruth *Subject:* Re: Brian Turner - war memoir - My Life as a Foreign Country Hi Ruth, Joanna Bourke is reviewing this for me the Sunday after next (or possibly the one after that), and I'd love to have a picture of Brian to accompany the piece. I don't suppose you have pictures of him in uniform, do you? I'm also going to have a review of Headhunters, which I think is one of yours? Are there pictures in the book that we could use? Best from H ps the covers of both would also be handy to have! On 12 May 2014 11:50, Waldram, Ruth wrote: Hi Horatia, On June 24th we=E2=80=99re publishing Brian Turner=E2=80=99s war memoir *My= Life as a Foreign Country. *You might know Brian Turner for his poe

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Faber & Faber, £17.99)

Yolandi Von Riesen is making a list: “Airport, car door, buy a shower curtain, get divorced.” She has a lot on her mind. Her successful older sister, concert pianist Elfrieda, is in the psychiatric ward of a Winnipeg hospital following a second suicide attempt. Her two children are looking after themselves in Toronto while her aunt, Tina, has just arrived at the same hospital for an event. “A coronary event,” Yolandi jokes to a group of family friends, though they fail to see the funny side.

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