Sign In | Register

A Boy Of Good Breeding

By Toews, Miriam




Miriam Toews (pronounced tâves) was born in 1964 in the small Mennonite town of Steinbach, Manitoba. She left Steinbach at 18, living in Montreal and London and touring Europe before coming back to Manitoba, where she earned her B.A. in film studies at the University of Manitoba. Later she packed up with her children and partner and moved to Halifax to attend the University of King’s College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism. Upon returning to Winnipeg with her family in 1991, she freelanced at the CBC, making radio documentaries. When her youngest daughter started nursery school, Toews decided it was time to try writing a novel.

Miriam Toews’s first novel, Summer of My Amazing Luck, was published in 1996; it was nominated for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour and won the John Hirsch Award. Published two years later, her second novel, A Boy of Good Breeding, won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of Swing Low: A Life, a memoir of her father who committed suicide in 1998 after a lifelong struggle with manic depression. Swing Low won both the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award and the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction. Toews has written for the CBC, This American Life (on National Public Radio), Saturday Night, Geist, Canadian Geographic, Open Letters and The New York Times Magazine, and has won the National Magazine Award Gold Medal for Humour.

Toews’s third novel, A Complicated Kindness, has been called “a black humour grenade, dealing a devastating explosion of gut-busting laughs alongside heart-wrenching sorrow.” The Globe and Mail quotes Toews as saying: “Sometimes I am bugged by my own tendency to continuously go for the laughs, but I am trying to be genuinely funny even if it’s in a dry, tragic way. I don’t know if there is a Mennonite type of humour, but growing up with my dad, from day one I felt it was my job to make him laugh.” The memory of her father has influenced Toews’s fiction in another profound way: “Loss inspired the story, loss with no answers. I think I needed to put that on Nomi. She was going to be the person who would take me through the process of dealing with loss and wondering where those people went.” She adds: “I have seen the damage that fundamentalism can do. The way the religion is being interpreted, it’s a culture of control and that emphasis on shame and punishment and guilt is not conducive to robust mental health.” Though she no longer attends a Mennonite church, Toews says that she still considers herself a Mennonite. And despite the novel’s exploration of the destructive elements of life in a small religious community, she says: “I hope that people will recognize that there are aspects of it that I really love and really miss.”


From the Hardcover edition.


Available copies: A Boy Of Good Breeding By Toews, Miriam


Showing best matches | Show all copies

image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Stoddart, 1998-08-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $592.58


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

2005-04-26. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $258.62


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Vintage Canada, 2005-04-26. Paperback. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $154.96


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

2008-06-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $109.55


A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

2018-09-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $108.07


image of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Miriam Toews

2006-06-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $103.66


A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

2018-09-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $87.42


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

1998-08-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $82.59


A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

2007-02-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $81.38


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

2006-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $80.17


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

2005-04-26. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $80.17


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

2008-06-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $80.17


A Boy of Good Breeding

F/na. First Canadian Editio n. F irst Pr inti ng. Pictorial French Flaps. SIGNED. . Fine . Soft cover . 1st Edition . 1998 .

trust seal

Price: $72.46


image of Boy Of Good Breeding

Boy Of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

New.

trust seal

Price: $44.87


image of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Miriam Toews

2006-06-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $44.59


A Boy of Good Breeding

F/F. Lightly bumped spine e nd s. DJ has lig ht edge wear. First UK Edition. First Printing. Pictorial softcover book in DJ. SIGNED. . Fine . Soft cover . 1st Edition . 1998 .

trust seal

Price: $35.00


A Boy of Good Breeding

F/NF. Lightly bumped spine en ds . DJ ha s li "ght edge wear, and a small nick to spine head. First UK Edition. First Printing. Pictorial softcover book in DJ. SIGNED." . Fine . Soft cover . 1st Edition . 1998 .

trust seal

Price: $33.00


image of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Miriam Toews

Counterpoint, 2006-03-28. Paperback. Used:Good.

trust seal

Price: $18.00


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Fine. Like New condition. Binding is softcover. 100% guaranteed. 071419

trust seal

Price: $19.89


A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1640091793 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

trust seal

Price: $16.95


A Boy of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

PAPER BACK

trust seal

Price: $16.00


image of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Stoddart Publishing Co., 1998. First Canadian printing 1998 (complete number line). Small curl at corners, corner reading creases, light soil to outer edges and a fleck mark on the fore-edge. French wraps have edge/rub wear and light creasing. Actual book for sale pictured. 14 x 20.3 x 2.1 cm, wt499g. First Edition. Soft Cover. G. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

trust seal

Price: $15.00


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

Stoddart. Fine. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0773759697 . Stiff unmarked book in glossy covers. ; 7.90 X 5.50 X 0.90 inches; 268 pages .

trust seal

Price: $15.00


Miriam Toews A Boy of Good Breeding CDN SC 1st/1st NF

Toews, Miriam

Toronto: Stoddart. Soft cover. Canadian SOFT COVERED first edition, first printing. Contains number line 1 2 3 4 5. Virtually no wear to covers. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All books are marked down 35% until February 1, 2019. Start stocking up now! . Fine. 1998. 1st Edition.

trust seal

Price: $19.99


image of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1582433402 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . New.

trust seal

Price: $14.05


image of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1582433402 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . Fine.

trust seal

Price: $14.05


A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1640091793 . New.

trust seal

Price: $13.70


A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1640091793 . New.

trust seal

Price: $13.70


A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1640091793 Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

trust seal

Price: $13.59


A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1640091793 signs of little wear on the cover. . Very Good.

trust seal

Price: $13.59


A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1640091793 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . Fine.

trust seal

Price: $11.92


A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. PAPERBACK. 1640091793 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next! . New.

trust seal

Price: $11.92


Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Paperback. New. Knute is a twenty-four-year-old single mother who returns home to Algren with her daughter to look after her father Tom, who has suffered a heart attack. Meanwhile, 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 whicheve

trust seal

Price: £ 8.37
($10.75)


A Boy of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

Vintage Canada, 2005. Softcover. NF.. Novel.

trust seal

Price: $10.00


A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews (author)

London: Faber & Faber. New.

trust seal

Price: £ 7.28
($9.35)


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

U.S.A.: Btc Audiobooks, 2006. Audio Book. Good. Audio CD. 3 AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection. Some library marking. We will polish the AUDIO CDs for smooth listening. You will receive a reliable set. Enjoy this presentable AUDIO CD performance..

trust seal

Price: $8.96


image of A Boy of Good Breeding : A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding : A Novel

Miriam Toews

Counterpoint Press, 2019. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

trust seal

Price: $8.80


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Faber & Faber, London, 2006. Medium Trade Paperback. As New. 237 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. This book is an unread copy. Covers have no creasing or wear. Spine is uncreased. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. 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's, 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. First published in Canada in 1998, now being put back in print all over the world following the success of A Complicated Kindness, A Boy of Good Breeding is a funny, warm-hearted novel about families which have been split up but are inexorably drawn back together. Quantity Available: 19. Category: Fiction; Romance & Women's Fiction; ISBN: 0571229816. ISBN/EAN: 9780571229819. Inventory No: 09010016.. 9780571229819

trust seal

Price: AUD $12.00
($8.68)


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Stoddart, 1998-08. Paperback. Very Good.

trust seal

Price: $8.48


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Vintage Canada, 2005-04-26. Paperback. Good.

trust seal

Price: $8.31


image of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Miriam Toews

Counterpoint, 2006-03-28. Paperback. Good.

trust seal

Price: $8.22


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Btc Audiobooks, 2006. Audio Book. Good. Audio CD. 3 AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection. Some library marking. We will polish the AUDIO CDs for smooth listening. You will receive a reliable set. Enjoy this presentable AUDIO CD performance..

trust seal

Price: $7.95


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2005. Paper bound, later printing, 237pp. Very good. 240 grams. All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

trust seal

Price: $7.00


image of BOY OF GOOD BREEDING

BOY OF GOOD BREEDING

MIRIAM TOEWS

COUNTERPOINT. VERY GOOD CONDITION. TRADE PAPERBACK.

trust seal

Price: $7.00


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.A.: Stoddart Pub, 1998. pp.268 clean tight copy. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

trust seal

Price: CAD $8.95
($7.03)


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

Faber And Faber Ltd., 2007. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

trust seal

Price: $6.67


image of A Boy of Good Breeding [A Complicated Kindness]

A Boy of Good Breeding [A Complicated Kindness]

Toews, Miriam

Toronto: Stoddart Pub, 1998. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Third Printing. NEW, UNREAD. French folds, not issued in hard cover. Second novel by the author of A Complicated Kindness..

trust seal

Price: $5.95


image of A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

A Boy of Good Breeding: A Novel

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint. Used - Good. Good condition.

trust seal

Price: $5.79


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Toews, Miriam

Counterpoint, 03/28/2006. Paperback. Used; Good. **WE SHIP WITHIN 24 HRS FROM LONDON, UK, 98% OF OUR ORDERS ARE RECEIVED WITHIN 7-10 DAYS. We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!

trust seal

Price: £ 4.03
($5.18)


image of A Boy of Good Breeding

A Boy of Good Breeding

Miriam Toews

Faber and Faber, 06/05/2008. Paperback. Used; Good. **WE SHIP WITHIN 24 HRS FROM LONDON, UK, 98% OF OUR ORDERS ARE RECEIVED WITHIN 7-10 DAYS. We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!

trust seal

Price: £ 4.03
($5.18)