My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (10 audio files) : digital
audio file
Additional Contributors: Walker, Joan
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781442389571


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Jun 11, 2018

Sweet and cute, sometimes overly sweet and cute. A decent book club choice or light summer read.

Oct 27, 2017

There is a wonderful bond between the grandmother and the granddaughter. I love the kingdoms that the grandmother created for our imagination.

Sep 30, 2017

Audio version of this book is delightful!

schillea8 Aug 26, 2017

Absolutely loved this audiobook - the story is heartwarming and sad - but the characters are the main event as they are quirky strange but so human. Very well acted in audio format -thoroughly enjoyable.

Jan 25, 2017

I listened to this after hearing Backman's first novel, and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved it just as much, it had me laughing out loud, crying at times, and generally moved me. Highly recommended in any form!


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