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And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer (Hardcover) (Fredrik Backman)

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"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. "Isn't that the best of all life's ages, an old man thinks as he looks at his grandchild, when a boy is just big enough to know how the world works but still young enough to refuse to accept it." Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa's work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden. As they wait together on the bench, they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics. Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife, what it was like to lose her. She's as real to him now as the first day he met her, but he dreads the day when he won't remember her. Sometimes Grandpa sits on the bench next to Ted, Noah's father--Ted who never liked math, prefers writing and playing guitar, and has waited his entire life for his father to have time for him, to accept him. But in their love of Noah, they have found a common bond. Grandpa, Grandma, Ted, and Noah all meet here, in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time. And here is where they will learn to say goodbye, the scent of hyacinths in the air, nothing to fear. This little book with a big message is certain to be treasured for generations to come"--



Book Synopsis



A little book with a big heart--from the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Anxious People.

"I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know." --Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, and Anxious People 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.



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PRAISE FOR A MAN CALLED OVE

"A charming debut...You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life. You'll also want to move to Scandinavia, where everything's cuter."-- "People"

PRAISE FOR BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE

"The bestselling author of A MAN CALLED OVE returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after personal crisis. Backman reveals Britt-Marie's need for order....with clear, tight descriptions. Insightful and touching, this is a sweet and inspiring story about truth and transformation. Fans of Backman's will find another winner in these pages."-- "Publishers Weekly"

PRAISE FOR MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE'S SORRY

"[...] Believable and fanciful. Backman's smooth storytelling infuses his characters with charm and wit. . . Engaging. . . A delightful story."-- "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

A Man Called Ove is exquisite. The lyrical language is the confetti thrown liberally throughout this celebration-of-life story, adding sparkle and color to an already spectacular party. Backman's characters feel so authentic that readers will likely find analogues living in their own neighborhoods.-- "Shelf Awareness (starred review)"

"A brilliant mix of belly-laughs, profound insight and captivating events delivered... with Backman's pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature.-- "Shelf Awareness"

"A funny crowd-pleaser that serves up laughs to accompany a thoughtful reflection on loss and love... The author writes with winning charm."-- "Publishers Weekly, starred review"

"Beautiful, dreamlike, heartbreaking, and heartwarming. Bring tissues. Bring all the tissues."-- "REALSIMPLE.COM"

"Even the most serious reader of fiction needs light relief, and for that afternoon when all you want is charm, this is the perfect book."-- "San Francisco Chronicle"

"Every bit as churlish but lovable as Backman's cantankerous protagonist in his debut, A Man Called Ove (2014), precocious Elsa will easily work her way into the hearts of readers who like characters with spunk to spare. A delectable homage to the power of stories to comfort and heal, Backman's tender tale of the touching relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter is a tribute to the everlasting bonds of deep family ties."-- "Booklist (starred)"

"Firmly in league with Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman. A touching, sometimes funny, often wise portrait of grief."
-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"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 of Still Alice

"In his second offering, Backman (A Man Called Ove) continues to write with the same whimsical charm and warm heart as in his debut."-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Readers seeking feel-good tales with a message will rave about the rantings of this solitary old man with a singular outlook. If there was an award for 'Most Charming Book of the Year, ' this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down."-- "Booklist, Starred Review"

"The saddest, sweetest book ever... It is heartbreakingly sad, but also beautiful and uplifting in the end."-- "LaSalle News Tribune"

"This charming debut novel by Backman should find a ready audience with English-language readers... hysterically funny... wry descriptions, excellent pacing... In the contest of Most Winning Combination, it would be hard to beat grumpy Ove and his hidden, generous heart."-- "Kirkus Reviews"

A light hearted, deeply moving novel about a grumpy but loveable curmudgeon who finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. This quirky debut is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the impact one life has on countless others--and an absolute delight.-- "CBS Local"

An eclectic cast of characters, fairy-tale wisdom, and a little mystery... one of our favorite novels of the year so far.-- "SFGate.com"

An inspiring affirmation of love for life and acceptance of people for their essence and individual quirks. A Man Called Ove is a perfect selection for book clubs. It's well written and replete with universal concerns. It lacks violence and profanity, is life-affirming and relationship-driven. The book is bittersweet, tender, often wickedly humorous and almost certain to elicit tears. I contentedly wept my way through a box of tissues when I first read the novel and again when I savored it for a second time."-- "BookBrowse.com"

Britt-Marie's metamorphosis from cocoon to butterfly seems all the more remarkable for the utterly discouraging environment in which it takes place.-- "Booklist"

"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"

"Winsome, bittersweet...Wise and heartbreaking, Backman's slim novella celebrates the joy of connecting even in the midst of letting go."-- "People Magazine"



About The Author



Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and on Instagram @Backmansk.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.2 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 76
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Pocket Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Fredrik Backman
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51557462
UPC: 9781501160486
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1900
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 5.1 inches length x 1 inches width x 7.1 inches height
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
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Timely in my life

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nancy T - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Wonderful novela that should be considered a poem, written with beauty and caring for every human who wishes to ponder life.
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