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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel - Fredrik Backman
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel
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From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a charming, warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother’s fairy tales.Elsa is seven years old and... show more
From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a charming, warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother’s fairy tales.Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones, but also to the truth about fairytales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman’s internationally bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and an ode to one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781501115066 (1501115065)
ASIN: 1501115065
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
5.0 My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel
I don't know what to say about this book really. It's the kind of story that makes you feel like a kid again. It filled up my heart.
Karen's books
Karen's books rated it
5.0 So, So, So, So, SO GOOD!
This book is now on my favorites-of-all-time list. Honestly one of the best books I will ever read.
theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it
3.5 Badly Executed, But A Journey of Closure Worth Reading...
If there is any thing about Fredrik Backman books that I want to talk about, its his characters he created. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry is filled with colorful characters. Weirdos in their own way, witty to some. And for a time, they are memorable in a simple design. Sadly, I can...
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5.0 2016 - My Year of Fredrik Backman
This is how you end a year of reading great books. I started this one a while ago, but my audiobook expired and I had to get back on the waiting list, so I was eager to finish when I finally got it back. Having read the three of these slightly out of order, I probably liked this one even more, becau...
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Read With ME (207) rated it
5.0 My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel
This book was absolutely magical! I can't even articulate how much I enjoyed it and my absolute love for the characters especially the lead character, seven year old Elsa. The grandmother was fantastic as well she made me wish so badly that she had been my Grammy when I was a little girl so I could ...
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