From his novels to short stories, Fredrick Backman never seems to disappoint. If you love layered characters, interwoven and unpredictable plot lines, and books that make you feel something, pick up one of these books.
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If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “Children are much smarter than we give them credit for,” you will love this book. The unique perspective of this precocious protagonist will make you shake your head with laughter and amazement. A beautiful story about a granddaughter getting to know her grandmother in a new way after she’s gone.
I didn’t like the character Britt-Marie in “My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry.” But this book made me LOVE HER, It was inspiring to see her find herself, embrace her strengths, and find the place she belongs.
I found myself falling in love with this grumpy old man. It’s funny, insightful, and deep. It shows how hard it is to get older; wanting to keep things the same, but they keep changing anyway. It helped me appreciate my own grandparents better.
This story is very personal to me. My grandfather was recently diagnosed with dementia and I’ve lost other family members to Alzheimers. I found this story really helpful to understand the disease from both perspectives.. It’s scary to see the person you love fading, but it really clicked when reading this book how much scarier and confusing it is for the patient. I’d recommend it to anyone this hits close to home to
First time reading a book the uses a town as a character. It’s brilliant! We both make up and are a biproduct of where we are from. The large cast of characters showcase the diversity and opposition in the smallest of communities. I loved the format, bouncing from character to character, and the omniscient narrator. Covering relevant #metoo topics from multiple perspectives. Showing how complex and important this is