My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

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Book - 2015 | First Atria Books hardcover edition.
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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.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501115066
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Koch, Henning 1962-- Translator

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"I just started reading this and I can say right now that I am fascinated by his depiction of the grandmother as a wonderfully hilarious eccentric character much like Ove. His blend of humor while addressing the emotional issues of the 7 year old granddaughter's loneliness and being bullied... Read More »


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brangwinn
Apr 05, 2020

Grandma is a character and when she dies, she leaves instructions for her 8-year-old granddaughter to deliver letters to all the people Grandma has offended. One page you’re laughing, the next page you’re crying. This has more emotion and depth than _A Man Called Ove_. It’s a book filed with interesting characters.

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BWRIGHT0665
Mar 15, 2020

Loved this book , usually not a fan of comedy but this was a combo of good , good reading . Loved it.

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Bklvr1981
Jan 03, 2020

My very favorite book.

SNOISLELIB_CAMIC Dec 31, 2019

Like Fredrik Backman's other novels, this book is filled with quirky but lovable characters. At times hilarious, and at other times heartbreaking, it takes the reader on a journey of discovery through the eyes of its 7 year old protagonist, Elsa.

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celiawhite99
Dec 28, 2019

Excellent read! Helps people of all ages to deal with death.

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jontalk
Dec 15, 2019

It's stories like this that remind us of humanity. Told from the perspective of the almost-eight-year-old girl, the journey Elsa embarks upon will have you laughing out loud, thinking, smiling and engage at a deep emotional level. Use of fairy tale metaphors such as the Land of the Almost awake, along with funny yet appropriate nicknames for the characters, Backman has written a masterpiece, which in my opinion is FAR better than "A Man Called Ove". The author keeps the reader engaged throughout Elsa's journey shedding light not only on her Mother's past, but more importantly Granny who she comes to know far better in spite of her being no longer around. This is a must read for anyone that loves great storytelling. Characters are well developed, pace is perfect while the heart warming humor will bring belly laughs and feelings of Joy!

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H_Terry
Aug 31, 2019

I cried so much it was incredible

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Hoppy1948
Jul 30, 2019

Well crafted story.

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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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maggielo
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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