Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry; Fredrik Backman

As a huge fan of this author's first book, I'm anxious to try this one which releases next month.

June - 2015 - Atria

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.


  1. The cover alone makes me want to read this!

  2. Hmmm...I might have to know more, but I agree that the cover is certainly appealing.

  3. I loved A Man Called Ove so I'm looking forward to this one. It will be interesting to see if he can write a child as well as he did an old man.

  4. This sounds imaginative and touching, Diane! I hope you'll enjoy it.

  5. I think that sounds good too!

  6. Love the sound of this book!

  7. This book sounds like one I would like to read.


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