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The Flying Troutmans
The Flying Troutmans: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Meet the Troutmans. Hatties boyfriend has just dumped her, her sister Mins back in the psych ward, and Mins kids, Logan and Thebes, are not talking and talking way too much, respectively. Then theres the past, in which Min tried to kill Hattie once and to kill herself a lot, in which Min threw the kids father out of the house, in which Hattie dropped out of school, in which Logan and his friends kidnapped a friend and drove around town with him in the trunk, and in which Thebes frequently impersonated their insane mom in order to cut class. When Hattie returns to take care of her niece and nephew, shes rapidly freaked out by the realization that the responsibility is in fact far greater than shed expected, and she decides to take the kids in the family van to find their father, last heard to be running an idiosyncratic art gallery in South Dakota. What ensues is a remarkable journey across the United States, as aunt and kids discover one another to be both far crazier and far more normal than any of them thought.
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michellelav
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You don't need to read mom, love mee. 😻 Loving the book so far!

#lmpbc #groupx #catsoflitsy
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CoffeeCatsBooks Aww! 😻 3w
BookishTrish Lil sweetie 3w
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LiterRohde
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“When I opened up the bottle of wine, Thebes said whoa, you yanked that cork out of there like you were saving it from drowning. She got out her markers and drew a screaming face on the cork.”

#AyUpAugust | 10: #Stop

📷: Made with Typorama

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irre
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Thank you so much @erinreads 💕💕💕
Can‘t wait to read it!

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erinreads
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GIVEAWAY! I got another copy of this last week, so I want to pass this on to someone! I have yet to read this, but I‘ve loved everything else I‘ve read from Miriam Toews, so this should be good.

Keeping it simple, so just let me know in the comments below if you want this by 12pm EST tomorrow, 11/19. I‘ll randomly pick someone to mail this to. Open to US only.

Librarybelle Sounds interesting...I‘m game! 13mo
irre Definitely interested. Never read anything by her but have several on my Goodreads tbr. Thanks for the giveaway! 13mo
DoonTheGoon Count me in! Thanks for the opportunity!!! 13mo
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ZoeyPeacock Would love to read this. 13mo
erinreads @irre Everyone had a good shot and you‘re it! 💃🏼 Email me your address to erinkharv at gmail so I can drop the book in the mail to you! 🤗 13mo
irre Thank you so much!!!!!💕💕 13mo
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quietjenn
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Taking a pretty low-key approach to #readathon. Listened to Born a Crime while doing dishes and cleaning the kitchen, now reading a bit of this.

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erinreads
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Mini #bookhaul from the library bookstore. I already have this particular beautiful hardcover copy of All My Puny Sorrows, but I love gifting it to people and I couldn‘t pass it up for only $3! Especially because it‘s really expensive through McSweeney‘s. Also, really excited for the other Miriam Toews I haven‘t read yet!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #NiceStack! 2y
saresmoore Great finds! 2y
CouronneDhiver I like those titles. 2y
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janeycanuck
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The #stripes on this make this spine such an interesting addition to my bookshelf! #junebookbugs

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Loved it. I didn't know anything about it going in but now that I'm finished I'm glad I read AMPS first because I think it's better and it's hard not to compare the two. That's not taking anything away from this though. Thebes and Logan are ridiculous and it's funny and melancholy and I love her writing so much and want more.

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Chris
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"If, along the way, something is gained, then something will also be lost."

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Chris
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LeahBergen I really like Toews but haven't read this one. It sounds pretty good! 3y
Chris @LeahBergen I've only read AMPS and I loved it. This one was written a few years before that, but seems to cover some of the same ground so far. I like her writing though so I'm okay with that. 3y
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popreads
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Intrigued by the cover when I got this book, but turns out it's very good and entertaining. The story still could be dig deeper, but I love that it's light and a page turner.

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