My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The incredible beauty of this story will stick with me forever. I love the allegorical and mythical story within the story. Granny dies but gives young Elsa the tools to understand the world around her and how everyone and everything fits together.

I have found myself thinking of Elsa and the misfit cast of characters that she meets several times. Whenever I see someone post that they are reading this novel, I am jealous that I can’t go back and read it again for the first time. It is the book I think of when folks say then have “book hangover”.

Backman is a storyteller who is able to bring magical realism into his works in a realistic manner that is endearing.

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