Friday, November 4, 2016

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer - by Fredrik Backman: Book Review

Fredrik Backman's novella is heartwarming. It's the kind of book you want to come back to again and again. It's full of small pieces of wisdom tucked between the lines the characters exchange. In true Fredrik Backman fashion, this novella makes you stop, pause and think, makes you smile, and catches you by surprise with the right phrase that is so perfectly constructed.

Grandpa's brain is not what it used to be, but there is a lot going on in his brain. Noah, his grandson, is the thing that makes Grandpa want to stay present longer. Ted, Grandpa's son, didn't have the attention he wanted from his father growing up, but Noah is the receiver of all the attention Grandpa could ever give. Grandma's death left Grandpa with a hole that can only be eased over by Noah's presence. Noah and Grandpa have always been on the same page, two kindred spirits.

I loved this novella! It's honestly sweet, and endearing. The characters are darling, and their lines memorable. Although you can grasp the sadness in this novella, you feel the hopeful future it tends towards. I highly recommend And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, especially to Fredrik Backman fans. Make sure you make time to not only read it, but also process it.

I was contacted by the publisher via Net Galley and offered a free e-book copy of this book. All thoughts expressed here are my own.

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