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Reviews and Recommendations
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This week's staff pick:
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Reviewed by Phil
I loved Backman's earlier novel, A Man Called Ove, so persevered with this one when the first few chapters seemed a bit slow. I am so glad I did. Chapter 14 was incredibly moving, but would not have made sense without reading the earlier chapters. This is a beautiful book about the complexity of relationships. It delves deeply into how people's experiences shape the way they are perceived by those around them. It also explores difference, and the stigma so often attached to it, but wryly observes that if a sufficient number of people are different, no one has to be normal. A great read.
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