Review: My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

My GrandMother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry

I’d like to thank my niece for recommending My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry: A Novel by Fredrik Backman.  It was thoroughly enjoyable.  I’m glad I finally got to it.

A quirky grandmother comforts her granddaughter, Elsa, who is “7 almost 8” years old, with fairy tails of ‘the land of almost awake’.  After her grandmother dies, Elsa relates these fairy tails to her life and to her grandmother’s life.

Backman is definitely a talented and clever author.

I really enjoyed the audio narrator, Joan Walker.  She did an excellent job.

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What Other’s Are Saying

“I listened to this one on audio and loved, LOVED the narration.” – Debbie @ The Friday Friends

“This book had my attention from the first paragraph to the last. So much went on and I loved every minute of it. I was sad when it ended.” – Vicki @ I’d Rather Be At The Beach

“If I could give this book 6 stars I would!” – Amanda

“Just LOVELY.” – Rebekah

“Such a beautiful book” – Barrie

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More By Backman

Last year, I read/reviewed, Bear Town by Backman.

Have you read any of his books?

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  1. Lovely, concise review, Pat! I haven’t read anything by this author yet, but I watched the movie version of A Man Called Ove. I thought it was touching and altogether terrific.

  2. Glad you enjoyed it and you’ve made me want to listen to it. I need to read the follow up to Bear Town, but I have that in paperback. This one will definitely look for on audio.

  3. I love Fredrick Backmam and every book I’ve read or listened to that he’s written! “My Grandmother…” is one of my favorites and I couldn’t put it down! I just started listening to “Us Against Them” book 2 of “Beartown” and really like it so far. Highly recommend anything by him.

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