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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
June 16
Atria Books

Customer Reviews

The YA Wizard ,


This book is amazing. Please read it.

eventhenicknamesucks ,

My grandmother asked me to tell you shes sorry

Biggest bunch of crap i ever tried to read. I should have known not to buy it. I tried to get into another book by the same author and never could get interested. I wasted $11.99 on this bs. The only reason i bought it was i liked the grandma in the sample i read. She dies to soon in the book. It could have been interesting if it had been about her. And it might have gotten interesting eventually because surely the author had to bring the story in a circle someway for the reader to understand the grandmas influence but i cannot force myself to waste any more time wading thru any more of this dribble to find out. Im horribly sorry i couldnt give it ZERO stars.

digivens ,

My granny asked me to tell you she’s sorry

I read, “a man called Ove” enjoyed it so very much that I had to read “Britt Marie” and that I enjoyed but not as much as “Ove” and then of course I had to read “my grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” which I am still reading...but it is one of the best books (Awesome)I’ve ever read and i have shed tear after tears because at 65 yrs of age I wish I still had my granny she left me way to soon. Thank you Elsa for bringing my granny back into my life in a crazy sort of way. I’m sure I’ll read all three of these books again sometime in the near future...thank your Mr Beckman

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