Reverberating with emotional power, authenticity, and insight, Swing Low
is Miriam Toews’s daring and deeply affecting memoir of her father’s struggle with manic depression in a small Mennonite community in rural Canada. Personal and touching, a stirring counterpart to her novel IrmaVoth
and reminiscent of works by Susan Cheever, Gail Caldwell, Mary Karr, and Alexandra Styron, Swing Low
is an elegiac ode to a difficult life by an author drawing from the deepest well of insight,craft, and emotion.