My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

Hardcover, 594 pages

Published Sept. 2, 2015 by Thorndike Press.

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5 stars (4 reviews)

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. 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.

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It's exceedingly rare for me to give a rating of five stars. This book deserves every single one and then some. I might even go so far as to say it's one of the very best books I've ever read. Whimsical, enchanting, riveting, heart-wrenching (I haven't cried so hard since I read the short story "The Wonderful Cat of Cobbie Bean" as a child - literally sobbing at one point), insightful, and wise beyond belief. Oh there are lots of other things I could say and I've tried but deleted them all. Read it and see for yourself.

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