My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel
A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove.Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only,... show more
A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove.Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers 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 instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales 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 bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.
Publish date: 2016-04-05
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
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...
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 ...
Elsa's grandmother is different. She's highly intelligent, politically incorrect, incredibly irascible, and occasionally violent. (She puts me very much in mind of Diana Trent from the Brit com Waiting for God.) Although Elsa is aware of Granny's rule-breaking eccentricities, they don't bother her a...
❝Because all seven-year-olds deserve superheroes. And whoever disagrees with that needs their head examined.❞ And Elsa's superhero is her grandmother... Now don't go and picture a sweet grandmother that bakes cookies and calls you 'Dear'. Nope. However, this is the most awesome grandmother there ev...
If you don't like people, they can't hurt you. Almost-8-year-olds who are often described as "different" learn that very quickly. That lesson was impressed upon Elsa pretty hard, which has left her with a very small group of people that she likes (but, like most 7 year-olds, she really wants to like...