No one paid much attention to Armin Wiebe's writing until he stumbled into the voice of Yasch Siemens, a voice he has riffed off in numerous ways in his Gutenthal novels, the stage play The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz., and in some of the stories in Armin's Shorts. In less obvious ways, his award-winning novel Tatsea carries his obsession with voices into new territory.
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Grandmother, Laughing
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Grandmother, Laughing
"If I don't tell this, nobody will ever know."
A future bestselling writer visits a famous landmark at McNally Robinson Booksellers after the launch.
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Armin Wiebe's much-anticipated new novel Grandmother, Laughing brings readers back to his beloved world of Gutenthal. Wiebe's critically acclaimed stageplay The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz has gone from stage to page in Grandmother, Laughing, which follows the life and love of the Kehlers and their unconventional family.

Exploring the nature of love and the lengths some will go to find joy, Wiebe's fifth novel is both heartbreaking and beautiful. His most poignant work yet, Grandmother, Laughing is a triumph from one of Manitoba's most talented storytellers.
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Readers say:
"Huy yuy yuy, that was a good read! I love Grandmother, Laughing. Thank you for imagining that world -- the landscapes, the characters, the atmosphere of love -- and gifting it your readers." -Lois Braun, author of The Penance Drummer

"Just finished the novel. I enjoyed it! Very subtle in its portrayal of Mennonite feelings. Bravo!"
-Diane Driedger, author of Red With Living

"I finished your book this week, Armin. A great read, so much poetry in this one. No one has a voice like yours."-Elizabeth Falk

"This is a great read!"-Mary Neufeld, author of A Prairie Pilgrim

"I like the flowery, colourful language. Enjoyed the book."
-Marien Breen

"I finished reading Grandmother, Laughing on Saturday and have been letting images and moments from it drift around inside me for the past couple of days. It's a great read, Armin. Congratulations."
- Kim McCaw, director of The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz