My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

my grandmother cover image My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

by Fredrik Backman
General Fiction
Atria Books
Hardcover, 384 pages

From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a charming, warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales.

When Elsa's grandmother dies she 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 fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other. This is a story about life and death and an ode to one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.