My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Jun 16, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.03 hours)
Product Number: Z100135826
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442389557
Narrator/s: Joan Walker
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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.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Narrator(s): Joan Walker
Product Number DD24973
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508223573
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Product Number EB00589999
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781501115080

Professional reviews

"Backman's stunning tribute to life, death, and fairy tales chronicles the story of Elsa, a 7-year-old tasked with delivering apology letters for her grandmother after her death. Joan Walker narrates this delightful novel with a perfect balance of reverence and playfulness, bringing out Backman's wonderfully authentic child's-eye perspective as well as his heartwarming humor. The story is populated with a rainbow of eccentric characters, and Walker provides each a distinct persona. Sadly, Elsa's dialogue is disappointing--often Walker sounds as though she's overreaching for a childlike pitch instead of expressing Elsa's character. This small glitch aside, the audiobook is utterly enchanting, a must for anyone who appreciates a good story. J.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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