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And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella - Fredrik Backman
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.“Isn’t that the best of all life’s ages, an old man thinks as he looks at his grandchild, when a boy is just big enough to know how the world works but still young enough to refuse to accept it.” Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa’s work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden. As they wait together on the bench, they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics. Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife, what it was like to lose her. She’s as real to him now as the first day he met her, but he dreads the day when he won’t remember her. Sometimes Grandpa sits on the bench next to Ted, Noah’s father—Ted who never liked math, prefers writing and playing guitar, and has waited his entire life for his father to have time for him, to accept him. But in their love of Noah, they have found a common bond. Grandpa, Grandma, Ted, and Noah all meet here, in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time. And here is where they will learn to say goodbye, the scent of hyacinths in the air, nothing to fear. This little book with a big message is certain to be treasured for generations to come.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781501160486 (1501160486)
ASIN: 1501160486
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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Karen's books
Karen's books rated it
5.0 Take The Time to Read This One
I have become such a huge fan of this author, ever since his A Man Called Ove. This one is a "novella", and is, I think, 77 pages long. Quick read. But it's powerful and will stay with me forever.
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
3.0 And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer ★★★☆☆
What must it be like inside the mind of a person suffering from progressive dementia? We experience this from the MC’s POV, living and reliving his best memories as the space around him shrinks. Events and timelines are fluid. We see, only dimly, the real people in his life react as he mixes them up...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer...grab me some tissues.
Wow, I didn’t expect such an emotional punch from this small novel. I expected a great read of course since it is one of Fredrik Backman novels but seriously, I was bawling when I finally finished it. It’s a tiny book but yet so deeply charged. The love between a grandfather and his grandson, the ...
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5.0 And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman is a novella that depicts with grace and sensitivity the loss of a human mind to dementia. The book manages in its simplicity to completely involve me in the story. I can picture the characters and the square. I can feel the an...
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5.0 And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
A Novella By: Fredrik Backman ISBN: 9781501160486 Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date:11/1/2016 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars +Best Novella of 2016 A special thank you to Atria and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Love this book!!! 5 Stars +++Fredrik Backman has ...
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