Everything you need to understand or teach All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews.
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews is a fictional novel told in the first person by Yolandi von Riesen. It tells the story of her sister Elfrieda von Reisen's overwhelming sorrow. The story revolves around Elf's hospital room in Winnipeg. The reader watches Elf repeatedly attempt to die. The novel explores the controversial topic of extending euthanasia to the mentally ill while also looking at the stages of grief and examining familial love.