Swing Low

Swing Low

A Life

Book - 2000
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Publisher: Toronto : Stoddart, 2000
ISBN: 9780773761872
077376187X
Branch Call Number: 362.1968527/TOE -T 4565 1

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telger
Sep 20, 2016

As I read the first few pages of this book, I cannot help the tears flowing and my heart sinking......depression, family dysfunctions, addiction and obsession- my past, present and future. Toews writing is so honest and it hurts and haunts!

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quelinda
Jul 25, 2015

It's difficult to understand what depression must be like. One sentence in the book strikes me as very insightful: There are no windows within the dark house of depression through which to see others, only mirrors (p. 179). As I started reading "All My Puny Sorrows", I can see some parallel family stories in Swing Low, and somehow want to know more about Elvira. I wonder if she'll write about her someday.

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Pisinga
Jul 19, 2011

A very good book.
Those who suffer from depression, will understand
described suffering. Brings tears.

Goober1950 Jul 03, 2011

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mctremblay
Jan 16, 2011

A fictional account of her father's life. He suffered from severe depression and eventually committed suicide. He had a successful life as a teacher, but his depression took a toll on his family. Toews helps us to understand what it was like without attempting to offer solutions.

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