"I can't remember the last time that I read a book where I alternately cried and laughed, and sometimes both at the same time."--Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness
"There are characters who amuse us, and stories that touch us. But this character and his story do even more: A Man Called Ove makes us think about who we are and how we want to live our lives. A Man Called Ove seems deceptively simple at the start, yet Frederik Backman packs a lifetime's worth of hilarity and heartbreak into this novel. Even the most crusty curmudgeon will love Ove!"--Lois Leveen, author of Juliet's Nurse and The Secrets of Mary Bowser
I can't remember the last time that I read a book where I alternately cried and laughed, and sometimes both at the same time. --Marilyn Dahl, Shelf Awareness"
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."
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