My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry Book
Score: 4
From 101 Ratings

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501115066

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry Excerpt :

Seven-year-old Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending the girl on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales. By the internationally best-selling author ofA Man Called Ove. Illustrations.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry Book
Score: 4
From 99 Ratings

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501115080

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry Excerpt :

A charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove. 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.

The Fredrik Backman Box Set Book

The Fredrik Backman Box Set


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1104
  • ISBN 10 : 150117357X

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The Fredrik Backman Box Set Excerpt :

From beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Fredrik Backman, a beautiful boxed set collection of his first three charming, matchless novels that have taken the world by storm: A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here. Fredrik Backman’s novels have delighted readers with their irrepressible charm, whimsy, and warmth. Now, for the first time, all three of his novels are collected in one boxed set, making this a perfect gift for both longtime and new fans. In A Man Called Ove, an unexpected friendship forms when a young family moves next door to the neighborhood curmudgeon. In this feel-good tale of love and redemption, Backman explores the profound impact one life has on countless others. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is the story of a young girl named Elsa who is struggling after the death of her beloved and eccentric grandmother. When she discovers a series of letters her grandmother wrote apologizing to people she had wronged, Elsa embarks on a life-changing adventure. With humor and heart, this is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different. Finally, in Britt-Marie Was Here, Backman tells the “heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers Weekly). When the fastidious Britt-Marie leaves her cheating husband and starts over in a small backwater town, she never expects to find herself drawn into the lives of its quirky and odd inhabitants. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

A Man Called Ove Book
Score: 4.5
From 3,311 Ratings

A Man Called Ove


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476738024

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A Man Called Ove Excerpt :

When a new, chatty, young couple and their two daughters move in next door, Ove's well-ordered, solitary world turns upside down.

Us Against You Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Us Against You


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982115548

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Us Against You Excerpt :

From Fredrik Backman, New York Times bestselling author of Beartown, comes a heart-wrenching story of the ways loyalty, friendship, and love carry a small community through its darkest days. After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local junior hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. As the tension between the two towns simmers, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to try to save the Beartown club. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more heated. As the big game between Beartown and Hed approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up. By the time the last game is finally played, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after all they’ve been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple and innocent. Us Against You is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that form and colour our communities. Compelling and heartbreaking, it’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions and a showcase for “Fredrik Backman’s pitch-perfect dialogue and unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness).

The Deal of a Lifetime Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

The Deal of a Lifetime


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501193491

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The Deal of a Lifetime Excerpt :

It's Christmas Even morning. Years ago a man abandoned his son to pursue professional success; now he wonders if it's too late to forge a relationship with him. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. When the man is given the chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son before he makes the deal of a lifetime.

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer Book
Score: 4.5
From 47 Ratings

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501160486

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And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer Excerpt :

Paints the portrait of an elderly man's struggle to hold on to his most precious memories and his family's efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.

Beartown Book
Score: 4
From 101 Ratings

Beartown


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501163111

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Beartown Excerpt :

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.

Britt Marie Was Here Book
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

Britt Marie Was Here


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473617223

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Britt Marie Was Here Excerpt :

The number 1 European bestseller by the author of New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances. For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy, or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives, then spoons). We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry Book
Score: 4
From 100 Ratings

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501115073

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry Excerpt :

A cloth bag containing 10 paperback copies of the title, 1 large print edition, 1 audio book, that may also include a folder with sign out sheets.

Anxious People Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Anxious People


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501160837

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Anxious People Excerpt :

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more! “[A] quirky, big-hearted novel…Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure.” —People From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly ex

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World Book

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501198236

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Things My Son Needs to Know About the World Excerpt :

Fredrik Backman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown, delivers a poignant and insightful memoir from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is bestselling author Fredrik Backman’s revealing look at the relationship between fathers and sons. Delving deep into his own experience and speaking directly to his child, Backman reflects on the perspective and tools his son will need to make his way in the world. As he conveys his profound awe at facing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Backman doesn’t shy away from divulging his own false steps and fatherly flaws. Along the way, he tackles issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the sweet, true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people he cares about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son guidance about growing up, Backman contemplates the big and small moments that form their shared life, from soccer matches and Ikea trips to first homes and young love. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is Backman as you’ve never seen him before—intimate, vulnerable, and brave. Above all, it is a tribute to the love between a parent and a child. For, as Backman eloquently reminds us, “You can be whatever you want to be, but that’s nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are.”

The Winners Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Winners


  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781398516366

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The Winners Excerpt :

‘It’s often said that winners write history, but there are no winners here’ This is a small story about big questions. It's a story about family, community, life. It starts with a storm - and a death. But how does it end? Two years have passed since the events that no one wants to think about. Everyone has tried to move on, but there’s something about this place that prevents it. The residents continue to grapple with life’s big questions: What is a family? What is a community? And what, if anything, are we willing to sacrifice in order to protect them? As the locals of Beartown struggle to overcome the past, great change is on the horizon. Someone is coming home after a long time away. Someone will be laid to rest. Someone will fall in love, someone will try to fix their marriage, and someone will do anything to save their children. Someone will submit to hate, someone will fight, and someone will grab a gun and walk towards the ice rink. So what are the residents of Beartown willing to sacrifice for their home? Everything. Praise for the Beartown books: 'I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book' Jojo Moyes 'Surrounded by impenetrable forests, Beartown recreates the stifling atmosphere of a dying community. A mature, compassionate novel' Sunday Times 'Backman can tickle the funny bone and tug on the heart strings when he needs to, and is a clever enough storyteller to not overindulge in either' Independent 'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson' The New York Times Book Review 'Backman is a masterful writer' Kirkus Review **The stunning new novel from multi-million bestselling author Fredrik Backman. Order your copy now**

Those Girls Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Those Girls


  • Author : Lauren Saft
  • Publisher : Poppy
  • Release Date : 2015-06-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316403672

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Those Girls Excerpt :

Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can't help but stab you in it. Junior year, the suburbs of Philadelphia. Alex, Mollie and Veronica are those girls: They're the best of friends and the party girls of the school. But how well does everybody know them--and really, how well do they know one another? Alex is secretly in love with the boy next door and has joined a band--without telling anyone. Mollie suffers from a popular (and possibly sociopathic) boyfriend and a serious mean streak. And Veronica just wants to be loved--literally, figuratively, physically...she's not particular. Will this be the year that bonds them forever or tears them apart for good? In a debut novel that is raw, honest, hilarious, and thought-provoking, Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl and how often even the closest of friends walk the thin line between love and hate.

Monique and the Mango Rains Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Monique and the Mango Rains


  • Author : Kris Holloway
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781478609025

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Monique and the Mango Rains Excerpt :

In a remote corner of West Africa, Monique Dembele saved lives and dispensed hope every day in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. Monique and the Mango Rains is the compelling story of the authors decade-long friendship with Monique, an extraordinary midwife in rural Mali. It is a tale of Moniques unquenchable passion to better the lives of women and children in the face of poverty, unhappy marriages, and endless backbreaking work, as well as her tragic and ironic death. In the course of this deeply personal narrative, as readers immerse in village life and learn firsthand the rhythms of Moniques world, they come to know her as a friend, as a mother, and as an inspired woman who struggled to find her place in a male-dominated world.