Monday, June 29, 2015

More Books on My List

I just got hold of a copy of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, so I can't tell you how much I like it yet, because I have yet to open it.

But it sounds good. Here's the description from the Simon & Schuster website:

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. 

I'm also happy to say that Maggie Osborne's Silver Lining is now available in ebook form. This is a reread for me, so it's like an old friend. I was sad when Ms. Osborne retired from writing. I especially liked her historical romances.

Enjoy your day! I hope you find a good book to settle down with (in a comfy chair).


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