I want to tell you about a book I ran across lately, and immediately said, "THIS is my next book club pick!" My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, drew me in fast.
If you're a susbscriber to my newsletter (and if you aren't... WHY?!) you may have read my rave about it there. You may also remember me telling you how "different" is, uh, "normal" to me. I come from a looooong line of "different" and believe being so has enabled me to live the wonderful, blessed, crazy life that I lead. I'd have it no other way.
Here's the book jacket summary on July's book club pick:
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.
This is a terrific book to read on the beach, on the porch, on the plane, on a blanket in your yard... just read it, please.
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