A Boy of Good Breeding

by Miriam Toews

Knopf Canada | December 17, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

A Boy of Good Breeding is rated 2 out of 5 by 1.
From the acclaimed Giller Prize Finalist and Governor General’s Award Winner: a delightfully funny and charming second novel about Canada’s smallest town.

Life in Winnipeg didn’t go as planned for Knute and her daughter. But living back in Algren with her parents and working for the longtime mayor, Hosea Funk, has its own challenges: Knute finds herself mixed up with Hosea’s attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister — even if that
means keeping the town’s population at an even 1500. Bringing to life small-town Canada and all its larger-than-life characters, A Boy of Good Breeding is a big-hearted, hilarious novel about finding out where you belong.


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Published: December 17, 2010

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307375609

ISBN - 13: 9780307375605

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Canadian Read I love Mariam Toews and this is another good book by her. The characters in this book are memorable and quirky. The Mayor of the smallest town in Canada who thinks the prime minister is his real father and is trying to keep the towns population the same so he can win a visit from him on Canada day. It is a fun book full of wonderful unihibited personalities. I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2009-03-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Why alienate Christians!? The story is not bad per se, BUT...I cannot understand why authors show such disregard for Christians by using the name Jesus to show anger or emotion by a character in the story. Why not use the name of some other religious leader once in a while? With so many other expletives [not that even they are necessary] why use the name of the King of Kings in such a disrespectful way? This starts happening well into the book and goes on from there. If you must - display your garbage on the first couple of pages so the reader will have an easier time discarding it! Shame of you Miriam Towes!
Date published: 2005-06-02

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A Boy of Good Breeding

by Miriam Toews

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 17, 2010

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307375609

ISBN - 13: 9780307375605

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From the acclaimed Giller Prize Finalist and Governor General’s Award Winner: a delightfully funny and charming second novel about Canada’s smallest town.

Life in Winnipeg didn’t go as planned for Knute and her daughter. But living back in Algren with her parents and working for the longtime mayor, Hosea Funk, has its own challenges: Knute finds herself mixed up with Hosea’s attempts to achieve his dream of meeting the Prime Minister — even if that
means keeping the town’s population at an even 1500. Bringing to life small-town Canada and all its larger-than-life characters, A Boy of Good Breeding is a big-hearted, hilarious novel about finding out where you belong.


From the Trade Paperback edition.