Books Miriam Toews Books by Miriam Toews Miriam Toews has written books about: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Miriam Toews iStockphoto.com The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books The Mile High Book Club: Great Airplane Reads December 23, 2009 Travel can be stressful, with flight delays, waiting rooms, and hours in economy class. One of the best ways to survive this mayhem is with a good book. Author Susan Jane Gilman offers suggestions for six great books that won't embarrass you in airports. The Mile High Book Club: Great Airplane Reads Listen · 3:54 3:54 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/121507264/124210746" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'The Flying Troutmans' December 23, 2009 Miriam Toews' novel is a light, modern On the Road: a poignant American road-trip novel with a twist. It's Canadian.