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Elsa’s best friend and superhero is her seventy-seven year old grandmother. The two are inseparable as Elsa thrives on her grandmother’s stories from the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas. When Elsa’s grandmother dies, she leaves behind a quest for the seven year old to give letters to people in her left she has wronged. Following her grandmother’s last request, Elsa’s adventure is full of beasts, monsters and the strange adults in her life.
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is a story about a little girl learning about the right to be different in a world where everyone is struggling to act normal. Backman’s storytelling remains as entertaining as his debut novel, A Man Called Ove. This title is perfect for readers and book clubs looking for a book that delves into life and death from both an older and younger perspective. VCPL has this novel available in book, ebook, audiobook and eaudiobook formats.
The secret life of bees by Sue Monk Kidd,
Be Frank with me by Julia Claiborne Johnson,
The magic strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom,