My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

by Fredrik Backman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1501115073 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJ4shawwing of Boise, Idaho USA on 11/14/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingJ4shawwing from Boise, Idaho USA on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
About the Book:
Published September 2013
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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingJ4shawwing at Mold, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, November 27, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (11/27/2017 UTC) at Mold, Wales United Kingdom


Released as part of the ● US~Canada Wishlist Tag● ☆ 2017

This took me longer to read than Fredrik Backman's debut novel, but in no way did I enjoy it less.
Its a beautiful novel and I enjoy how the author tells the story through third person narrative. Seems the characters of Fredrik Backman's novels are on the Autism spectrum, and the way he delivers this is stunning.
Really enjoying reading this author, and will continue to do so.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thank you for sending me this book, lovingly wrapped in sparkly paper. It is a perfect Christmas present. I am looking forward to share in Elsa's story. And I will pass the stamps along.

Updated on June 22, 2018

I absolutely loved this book. Thank you for giving me this reading experience. The book is wise and poignant and sweet. It is not often that I care about every character in the book. I will definitely be following the works of this author.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmcsarwing at Oppem's Birthday RABCK group, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, July 06, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (7/6/2018 UTC) at Oppem's Birthday RABCK group, RABCK -- Controlled Releases


I hope you enjoy this wishlist book. I love this one and hope you'd like it too. Happy birthday!

Journal Entry 5 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, October 07, 2018
Oh, this book has good reviews, and it's travelled a fair bit too. Thank you so much for including in the parcel of goodies you sent me for my birthday.

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