A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

A Complicated Kindness is the bittersweet and raw rendition of growing up in a small Mennonite community. The story is seen through the eyes of Nomi Nickel, a teenager who is on a crash course in growing up as she tries to make sense of her mother and sister’s recent disappearance. It is a story about what it means to be family and community and about what it takes to rip families and communities apart. The humor is original, sweet and dark, and it is impossible to walk away without being touched by the grit, and feeling the pain of the reluctant heroine of the story.