My Grandmother Sends Her Regards And Apologises by Fredrik BackmanMy Grandmother Sends Her Regards And Apologises by Fredrik Backman

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards And Apologises

byFredrik Backman

Paperback | September 27, 2016

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A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce'sThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fryand Maria Semple'sWhere'd You Go, Bernadette

Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, by the author of theNew York Timesbestselling phenomenonA Man Called Ovewill charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother.

Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house.

Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them.

But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally?
Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown?

Seven-year-old Elsa does.

Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway.

As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .
Fredrik Backman is a Swedish blogger, columnist and author. His debut novel A MAN CALLED OVE was a number 1 bestseller across Scandinavia, has sold over one million copies worldwide, was a Richard & Judy summer read in the UK and an instantNew York Timespaperback bestseller, and has been made into an acclaimed film. Fredrik's subsequen...
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Title:My Grandmother Sends Her Regards And ApologisesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781444775853

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from As quirky as expected I love Backman’s quirky characters - sure, the plot is a smidge far-fetched but he writes in such a way that it doesn’t matter. This was a fun read that also made me cry at least twice. Loved it!
Date published: 2019-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful novel I bought this for my mother for Mother's Day, but she didn't get it until about a month later because although I didn't have much time to read, I was delighted with the characters and the story. Definitely worth a read!
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost.... I have lived with Ove, I have lived with Britt-Marie, and if you can believe it I am saving this one for a cold rainy day to enjoy, because I just know that it will be a delight just like the others by Fredrik Backman. More, please more.....
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoroughly Enjoyable! Laugh out load funny, and touching. Really lovely read! And Daim chocolate is delicious, I found some at Ikea and recognized the name from the book, very tasty :)
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So-so I really loved A Man Called Ove and was hoping for a similar great read. The plot was a bit far stretched in this particular book.
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this book but it was hard for me to imagine a 7 year old wandering around on her own all the time...like hello Parents, look after your kid? It was hard in some spots because there was a whole other world Elsa was talking about but overall, it was a great read
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard time with this one I have loved Backman's other books, but was disappointed that I just couldn't get into this one. I finally put it down about half-way through. Although after reading other reviews, I may have to try it again and stick it out until the end.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL!! Another truly wonderful story from Fredrik Backman!! Growing to love each one better than the previous!
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Creative Concept It can be hard to engage with novels written from the POV of a child but Backman does an excelent job of making the main character/narrator interesting. Some of the chapters of the book often felt like filler but as the story came to a close, everything wrapped up and connected nicely.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it What’s not to like? An eccentric almost-8-year old who loves Harry Potter, an outspoken grandmother who creates a fairytale world, a protective but fearsome dog, and so many others. This story reminded me a bit of the movie ‘Big Fish’ in where characters out of what seemed to be unbelievable stories actually ended up being everyday people with meaningful stories and relationships to the dying character. I loved the world that Granny created and how each portion of her fairytale fit into the real world. I cried more than a few times as I was so invested in Elsa and Granny’s story.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute The characters in this book are interesting and the little girl brought everyone together. It was one of those stories that came together at the end. Cute read
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting story The characters in this book were interesting. I loved how the little girl brought everyone together. It was one of those stories that came together at the end. I enjoyed it very much.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a sweet book! Picked this one up on a whim and couldn't put it down. I loved the author's style of writing.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Good My book club just read this and we all agreed that you had to kind of sludge through a bit until chapter 6, but that all of us who stuck it out till then ended up absolutely loving it.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent Great book all around, Elsa is perfectly written down to the tiniest of details.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I personally wasn't a big fan.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I personally wasn't a big fan.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yes Very pleased with this read
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great I really enjoyed this - what a great story - it really makes you think!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read Agree that it was not as engaging as A Man called Ove but still very likable characters and compelling life stories. I found the 'mystical' story within the story hard to embrace but as the story developed it became tolerable (I'm not into that genre). Overall a good, quick, quirky read!
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to rate Not as good as Ove, but I still value the honesty of the characters here. They seem like realistic people trying to live good lives, but it's just not easy. Some of the parts of the book were very drawn out, and I had not previously read Brothers Lionhart and was a little lost at those references. Ended up better than it started.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Full of great characters Another great book from Fredrik Backman. It made me laugh and cry at all of the crazy antics of the well written characters. Definitely worth the read.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet little book I picked this up at random and it just drew me right in. It's an easy read with a sweet, sad, sometimes funny story about family dynamics and how children see them. So lovely.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome This is the best book I've read in a long time! Many, many times I found myself laughing out loud at something granny had done, or at Elsa's view of the world. On the next page, I might find myself crying over the very serious real world problems encountered by some of the characters. I marveled at the imagination required to create the magical world where Granny took the children who needed her, including Elsa. It takes a masterful writer to make the many quirky characters of this book so believable and fascinating. I found "A Man Called Ove" entertaining, but this book far outpaces it in imagination, emotion, depth, and sheer entertainment.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from couldn't get into this book and I really tried since I loved A Man Called Ove...but I felt this was boring and flat.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cutest main character! My friends and I, as we read this book for our book club, enjoyed it so so much! I think the main character is adorable and I've never come across a book like it.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it, but not as much.... I read this book immediately after reading "A man called Ove". I didn't enjoy this as much until the second half of the book The first half was a bit slow for me. However, your patience will pay off because everything came together.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovable so cute and sweet - love the ups and downs of the book.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Amazing author. Love the sarcasm and the way it reads
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! This book holds a special place in my heart and it will for you too if you have/had a special relationship with your grandmother! I love this author's sense of humour and witty lines he places in all of his books.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a kind I loved this book with all its quirkiness and stories within the story.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it This one was o.k. But I think her earlier book was more intriguing. I would still recommend it though
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read I love Fredrik Backman novels. His stories mix humour and sadness and they draw the reader in bit by bit. I can't wait for the next one!
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not great but at least I didn't quit reading it! I almost gave up on this book but am glad I stuck it out. I didn't love it. It did make me laugh out loud a few times. It also made me cry. Overall 3 stars. The repetitiveness of Miamas and Land of Almost Awake got old and it dragged along for the first half.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charming and intriguing I loved this book! I read A Man Called Ove; midway through this one, I was asked if it held up, and I thought it was about equal, but as I finished it, I think I actually preferred this one. Such a unique and interesting story, well written and engaging.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed After reading a Man Called Ove, I had high hopes for this book, but it left me a little lost.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Grtandmothers This book was entertaining and good life story. Ahhh the reasons behind the madness of grandmothers.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Hit I will admit I did not fall in love with this novel as quickly as i did A Man Called Ove...that being said it still won me over. Sometimes life gets too serious and we need something like this to remind ourselves that it's alright to slow down, buckle up and go on a adventure. Mission accomplished!!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book I read this book over the summer and I absolutely loved it. It balances fantasy and reality so well and strengthened my belief in the magic of the real world. Though the protagonist is seven years old, she's both extremely relatable and believable as a child. Mr. Backman has conducted a beautiful analysis of the child's mind and I enjoyed the trip. I highly recommend this book and will definitely be reading more of Mr. Backman's works.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed After reading the heartwarming story of A Man Called Ove, I was looking forward to reading this next book by the author but was disappointed with the result. I just did not enjoy this book at all. I could not relate to the character and did not find anything funny. I was so hoping it would be better. Based on other reviews, I appear to be in the minority so perhaps I just wasn't in the right frame of mind when reading this book.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful from the view of a child I think I waited a good amount of time after reading Ove to read this so that I didn't compare the two too much. I had heard mixed reviews but actually really liked this story and got invested in all the characters and their little "kingdom". I did cry which always pushes a book to at least a 4. Elsa's obsession with Harry Potter and all her wise quirks made her the perfect main character. I will miss reading her fairy tales and about her new friends.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming and Heartbreaking This book is honestly something else. I was expecting some lighthearted quick read about a little girl going on a mission after the death of her grandmother but I was given something so different and even better than I could have expected. So to start, this book follows a girl named Elsa and her best and only friend in the entire world is her Grandmother. Her Grandmother has always told her these fairytales about the world of the Land of Almost Awake and when her grandmother dies in the beginning she sends Elsa on a quest where she finds out that maybe everything her grandmother told her has been true. The thing I love about this book is the way you learn in it. Elsa is only 8 years old, so while she is a very smart 8 year old, she doesn’t know a lot of things. So this book is a journey. Eventually it all comes completely full circle and I think the way it was done was so so so well handled. I loved the inclusion of the fairytale land in this story. While I think the story itself packs a really intense emotional punch and covers so many important topics, ranging from the relationship between a parent and a child, but also the bond that a grandparent has with a grandchild, there was really no need to add the fairytale element. This story could have been told without it and I am SO glad it wasn’t. I just adored the fairytale element and the way that the story incorporated it into the “real world.” It gave a sense of magical realism to this story that I think was the nice comedic relief that the story needed. However, while I loved the plot the characters really are what made this book for me. I loved them all (all except 2 actually but I won’t get into them, they’re obvious when you read it). They were all so complex and distinct and done so in a way that only a child could have made distinct. The book is written by an adult, but he writes the mind of children so well. I felt like I was seeing the world and learning about the world honestly through a children’s eye. She sees people and described people in a way that I felt on a child could have. In that regards this book was really really well done. The adults were really realistic and flawed in a way that I found beautiful, being criticized the way only a child could criticize. Each adult was distinct with their own personality and every character is important in this story, it leaves no one behind. It’s like a really confusing family drama because of the setting of this story.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I've read thousands of books over my life - I've re-read many of them. This is the first book I finished, and immediately turned back to page 1 to start over. It is a wonderful journey and I didn't want it to end.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Atmospheric and moving Fredrik Backman is an author masterfully adept at taking the mundane aspects of day to day and the ever plodding journey through life and making it the most magical thing you could ever imagine. Ove was a masterpiece and Backman's new novel continues his winning streak. Life through the eyes and temperament of Elsa makes you laugh, smile, cry and best of all takes you on a transcendent journey through fairy tales and life...but which is which? Spectacular novel.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this book This is a beautifully written book about broken souls who find a way, together, to mend. I loved A Man Called Ove and was delighted to not be disappointed with the author's new release.
Date published: 2015-09-03

Editorial Reviews

Told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as [OVE] . . . It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.-Laura's Little Book Blog