My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781501115080
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Koch, Henning 1962-
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JChristy_70
Jul 03, 2019

This was an enjoyable read.
I enjoyed the creative story of the grand mothers life in a fairytale the child would enjoy
The relationship between the two is timeless.
The great adventure was a good idea, to see more of the grandmother than known.
I would like to read more book by the author

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superreader64
Jun 18, 2019

I stopped reading this book after chapter 23. I didn't like the fantasy. The story was too quirky.

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rjjltwigg
Jun 18, 2019

Thank you, insjavert , for such a thoughtful and understanding review of a delightful story. It is so sad that we can't all appreciate some "fantasy in our reality", not just in our private thoughts.

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Frey29
May 07, 2019

This book is fantastical and unbelievable, but it's so sweet and interesting that I loved it. The characters are varied and interesting. Enjoyable read. Not for children.

so we have come so far from 'momma said to knock you out.'

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snailgem
Mar 21, 2019

Loved the relationship between the kid and the gramma. Plus their awesome adventures. I did lose interest about halfway thru, I think because it involved so much fantasy.

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InsJavert
Jan 29, 2019

This is the third book by Fredrik Backman I have read. This alone should give you a hint I like his work. It is more than just liking his stories. Mr. Backman writes about subject matter and characters that, well to say the least, are not subjects or individuals normally written about. In fact, I would venture to say, Mr. Backman has a wondrous gift of developing a story about the out of the ordinary people.

In general, Mr. Backman's characters are those we would generally shy away from or be very annoyed with and naturally stay away from or at a minimum, look down our noses at and tolerate them to the best we can without trying to really get to know them or understand them. They are people who just don't quite fit in with the "normal" people. Because of this, Mr. Backman brings you to see not just these characters, but all people, in a bit of a different light.

From these characters, he builds a heartfelt and touching story about life. His style is not hard or terrible dark, but there is not icing on this cake. Its just plain cake. So, between other than ordinary (not to special) characters and a story line that is not always so nice, you are drawn into a tale, wonderfully told, finely interwoven, and utterly captivating, which in the end, portrays or paints a side of life and the people on the fringes who just don't fit in anywhere else, that has touched your heart, enlivened your spirit, and maybe even touch that spark of compassion and understanding we should have for everyone, no matter who they are.

Mr. Backman style is so different, refreshing and provocative, because of the characters and story line. Because he broaches aspects of life and people which would probably be avoided by anyone else, but he has the gift to bring this thistle to full bloom and shows us how to see its beauty and purpose in life.

I will be reading more of Mr. Backman's books and look forward to see what he writes next. I would suggest you do the same, you won't regret it.

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LibraryLES
Jan 01, 2019

I love the characters that the author creates and enjoyed this story. I didn't love the fantasy element to the story and found it confusing at times but liked the story none-the-less.

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burdeckija
Dec 26, 2018

Recommended by Elaine. This was a fabulous book.

Kstobo Dec 08, 2018

I really enjoyed this one, after reading 'A Man Called Ove'. My only complaint is I always end up crying, though I won't spoil why. But even with the tissues, I laughed and felt thoughtful, and thoroughly immersed myself in the author's writing style. Next one up is 'Britt-Marie Was Here', and I'm liking that one so far too

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Aug 23, 2016

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"--

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