Book Club - March 17

Mar 10, 2018 in News by Office

Book Study MarchSaturday, March 17, 9:30 AM: The Book Club at First will meet to discuss “my grandmother sends her regards and apologises” by Fredrik Backman, the hilarious, heart-breaking novel by the author of the international best seller,  “A Man Called Ove.”

Granny has been telling fairy tales for as long as Elsa can remember. In the beginning they were only to make Elsa go to sleep, to get her to practise Granny's secret language, and a little because Granny is just about as nutty as a granny should be. But lately the stories have another dimension as well. Something Elsa can't quite put her finger on....

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy. Standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend.

When Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has hurt, it marks the beginning of Elsa's greatest adventure. Her grandmother's letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones - but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.

“my grandmother sends her regards and apologises” is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

Available from Wordsworth Books; 20% discount when you let them know it is for the Book Club at First. All are welcome!

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