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My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch.

By: Backman, Fredrik, 1981- [author.].
Contributor(s): Koch, Henning, 1962- [translator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Washington Square Press, [2016]Copyright date: �2015Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.Description: 372 pages, 7 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781501115073:; 9781501146619:.; 1501115073.Uniform titles: Min mormor h�alsar och sa�ager f�orl�at. English Subject(s): Grandparent and child -- Fiction | Grandmothers -- Death -- Fiction | Girls -- Fiction | Individuality -- Fiction | Fairy tales -- Fiction | Life change events -- Fiction | Individuality -- Fiction | Grandmothers -- Death -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 839.73/8 LOC classification: PT9877.12.A32 | M5613 2016Summary: 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. -- Provided by publisher.
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Includes discussion questions.

Previously published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton.

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. -- Provided by publisher.

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