From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here comes an exquisitely moving 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.
With all the same charm of his bestselling full-length novels, here Fredrik Backman once again reveals his unrivaled understanding of human nature and deep compassion for people in difficult circumstances. This is a tiny gem with a message you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
“I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.”
Lisa Genova, New York Times bestselling author
“Winsome, bittersweet…Wise and heartbreaking, Backman’s slim novella celebrates the joy of connecting even in the midst of letting go.”
“Beautiful, dreamlike, heartbreaking, and heartwarming.”
“A novella to be savored and reread about a boy, his dad, and his grandpa as they learn to say goodbye. It’s a little book with a big message.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Listen to this particular work by Backman, and [its] charm is only magnified, made more endearing by narrator David Morse. In this novella, Backman’s magical descriptions and character portrayals are captured in Morse’s gentle voice…Morse’s performance is well wrought…Well worth a listen.”
David Morse is best known for his role as the amiable Dr. Jack “Boomer” Morrison on the long-running TV drama St. Elsewhere. The New England native got his start with the Boston Repertory Theatre in 1971. After six years he moved to New York where he appeared in such shows as Threads (1981). Additionally, he was featured in regional productions of various plays, including Of Mice and Men, A Hatful of Rain and A Death in the Family. In 1997, he won rave reviews and numerous stage awards for his powerful performance as a pedophile in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-winning How I Learned to Drive. For his starring role, he won the Drama Logue Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Obie.
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- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Genre: Fiction/Literary
- ISBN-13: 9781508230724