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My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises
My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises | Fredrik Backman
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Marina_h
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It has taken me longer reading this one than I had thought. I usually loves books by Fredrik Backman and this wasn't bad but I felt it was a bit too long. But I'm too much a fan of Backman so I will still say 👍
#TBRread #WinterGames #TeamElectricSex @LibrarianRyan

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hwestfall
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I ended up loving this book and I really want to read more by the same author. I have mailed it to you @hes7 and you should get it by Wednesday. I hope you love it too! #lmpbc

hes7 Yay! I‘m excited! 😊 2w
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hwestfall
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The book I am reading for #LMPBC is one that I picked up used. It is in great condition so I didn‘t really flip through it before buying it. Turns out the previous owner wrote in it! We get to see another person‘s thoughts about the book. Anyway, I am loving the book and just had to share the treasure of someone else‘s notes 😊

TheBookKeepers Ha that‘s fun! 2w
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CoffeeNBooks
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Cinfhen I had the same thought #GreatMinds 😊😘 1mo
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Cinfhen
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#MOvember Such a quirky book but full of charm and heart. Very similar to Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close which niggled me a little bit, #sorry 🤷🏼‍♀️still an endearing story of love and loss.

Andrew65 Grrr.... I was going to choose this book, back to the drawing board. 😂 1mo
AnansiGirl Sorry not sorry, I‘m giggling like a Game of Thrones fangirl over the UK title version 1mo
Cinfhen I know @AnansiGirl it‘s so weird when publishers change book titles for regions🙄 1mo
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hwestfall
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I started my book for the #LMPBC and I am so excited! @CollyRae @hes7 @ads0123 have a great time reading this month!

CollyRae I have Elenor and Park waiting on my desk! I can't wait to start it 😍 1mo
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flying_monkeys
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#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge #Monster @4thhouseontheleft

What?!! There *is* a “monster“ in this one. {cue maniacal laugh}
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Everyone deserves to have (at least) one person who sees and accepts them for exactly who they are. Elsa and Granny are exactly that for each other. So beautiful!

Highly recommended if you enjoy reading from a “very grown up for her age,“ almost-eight-year-old's POV including the way she blurs reality with fantasy.

flying_monkeys A couple reasons I liked Elsa: She carries a red felt-tip pen at all times, so she can right the grammar wrongs of the world as she encounters them. She reads only “quality literature“ some of which includes Spider-Man comics and the Harry Potter series. 2mo
wanderinglynn I loved her idea of “quality literature.” I also approved of the red pen. 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement Read this with a book club a couple years ago. Truly enjoyed it. 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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I'm so excited to read another Backman. ❤

The clock is the background was a present to my grandma when she married my grandpa in 1963. I inherited it when she died a little over 3 years ago. I know this book is going going to tug at my heartstrings bc my grandma was the best storyteller. She would tell me about her rendezvous with a count, trips to Mexico, growing up in the roaring 20s, etc. I miss her every day. ❤❤

bookaholic1 So good...enjoy!! 2mo
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royallyregan93
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“‘Only different people change the world,‘” Granny used to say. ‘No one normal has ever changed a crapping thing.‘”
“One day at a time. One dream at a time. And one could say it‘s right and one could say it‘s wrong. And probably both would be right. Because life is both complicated and simple. Which is why there are cookies.”

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BookNerd9906
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#BFCr4 #audiowalk with my pup. No one can make you fall in love with a character like Backman, or break your heart like Backman. At least I‘m getting my steps in while I sob. 😭💪💔 @wanderinglynn @MatchlessMarie @erinreads @Bookwormjillk @AsYouWish How‘d everyone do today?

erinreads I wish I could do audiobooks, but I can never concentrate, even when all I‘m doing is walking. But today went well for me! Reading ✔️ Mile walk ✔️ Water ✔️ (edited) 2mo
BookNerd9906 Awesome job @erinreads 💯 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
Stacypatrice Gorgeous picture! 2mo
MatchlessMarie Your dog is like you ok mom ?? I'm doing really well with tracking food on the app. I'm a little behind on steps but that's because it's harder to get moving on my husbandy day off. We finally got our TX "cold front" coming this week so that should motivate me to catch up. 2mo
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Kristy_K
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What a way to end a reading slump. I think I‘ve cried in every Backman book. I was extremely close to my grandmother who passed away last year, and though her personality was different than Elsa‘s Granny‘s, their love and relationship were the same.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

irre This is my favorite Backman book. 2mo
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ornatelyplain
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She is still crying. Wolfheart as well. But they do what they can. They construct words of forgiveness from the ruins of fighting words.

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megnews
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4.5 ⭐️. I‘d read 2 of his novellas but this was my first full-length Fredrik Backman and it was excellent. A story of a girl and her grandma, of family & friendship, of the mistakes & muddled mess we make on this journey through life, and of setting things as right as they can be. Lovable characters despite their quirks. I‘ll definitely be reading more Backman.

#20booksby2020

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Crazeedi I've loved every one of his I'd read, Ove was the best, Britt Marie was excellent too 3mo
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megnews
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This book has so many good quotes.

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megnews
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😢

Kaila-ann I loved this book! 3mo
megnews @Kaila-ann almost done. At that point you don‘t want it to end. I‘m loving it too! 3mo
Kaila-ann I just sat with it in my lap to savor it for a couple more minutes. Definitely in my top reads this year ❤️ 3mo
irre My favorite Backman 3mo
mom2bugnbee This quote makes me think of George Weasley & now I'm sad. 😔 I have liked every Backman I've read, definitely moving this one up on my TBR after reading your posts! 3mo
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megnews
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Truth.

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jillrhudy
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Pickpick

Sweet, funny, sad, and deeply moving in every way. Everything I expected from friends‘ recommendations and more. Gifted to me in a big #bookmail from my dear friend @Aimeesue and had her marks in the margins, making it even better. #grief #fairytales #family

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jillrhudy

Elsa keeps her face buried in its fur all the way home. It‘s one of the very, very best thing about wurses [dogs]: they‘re waterproof. 💦 🐕

Kaila-ann I loved this book!! 3mo
jillrhudy Me too! 3mo
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megnews
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Hooked_on_books That is so true! 4mo
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sprainedbrain Yes! 4mo
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AmyK1
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Back in the Philly airport on my way to spend the weekend in MI with my dad. Had a long layover already and now the plane has been delayed almost an hour. I almost didn‘t bring a book. Started this one a few days ago. It was a bit slow at the beginning but is picking up now. I loved A Man Called Ove and this one may be almost as good. Might have to look for more of his books when I get home.

Crazeedi May I ask, is your mom still with you? I just now read your posts, my prayers are with you tonight. We sat with my sister in hospice in 2013, she was only 60, had Alzheimer's, but they were very good to us. Hugs 4mo
AmyK1 @crazeedi No, she isn‘t. She passed away on July 19th. Thank you for the prayers ❤️ 4mo
Crazeedi @AmyK1 I'm so sorry, my heart goes out to you. My mom is in heaven too, but there isnt a day goes by that I don't want to pick up the phone and talk to her, or go see her. I hope you find comfort, and that your dad is doing ok. 4mo
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AmyK1 Thank you @Crazeedi. I know exactly how you feel. I want so much to be able to talk to her and see her again. And I know I will, one day. It‘s a comfort to know that she is no longer sick or in pain, even though we miss her desperately. My dad is doing okay. We are all trying to focus on all the good years we had, not on what cancer took away. 4mo
Crazeedi @AmyK1 it is a blessing to be out of pain, your mama is healthy and whole again! It's so hard for us though 💔 I lost my sister and then my brother 2 months later from cancer, I had a year I didn't even read a book, I realize now I was in a depression. Hugs, any time you need to talk email me crazeedi73@gmail.com 4mo
AmyK1 @crazeedi I‘m so sorry about your brother and sister. It‘s so hard to lose siblings, especially so close together. My sister passed away almost 5 years ago, also of cancer. She was only 37 😢💔 Same goes for you. My email is mattema3@gmail.com 4mo
Crazeedi @AmyK1 that is too sad, such sorrow you've had, my heart breaks. I'll be in touch 4mo
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megnews
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So true.

marleed My grandmother has been on her eternal dance for many many years now but we often talk about the scent of her home. 4mo
Margot0817 This is so true! It's one of the most comforting scents. I love the moments when you randomly smell it again somewhere else and your mind is immediately flooded with loving memories 💕 4mo
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megnews
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Diving into my first full-length Backman. Already enjoying the crazy characters and their land of make believe.
#20booksby2020

tpixie This is such s sweet book!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
Kaila-ann This is one of my favorites so far this year. ❤️❤️ 4mo
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LibrarianBecky
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Pickpick

Love this author! Highly recommend! I fell in love with 8 year old Elsa!!

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Nalian
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Reading in the boat while my husband fishes. Just enjoying the gorgeous weather and time to relax.

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bookishbitch
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Pickpick

I cried multiple times. It was fantastic. I think this author is a genius.

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CharleaFinley
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This author is brilliant. I finished this story wrapped in a hammock. I laughed out loud SEVERAL times. Granny is wild! #mygrandmotheraskedmetotellyoushessorry #summerreads #lakelife

Crazeedi Loved this book!! 5mo
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Johanna414
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I don‘t know what to say about this that hasn‘t already been said by hundreds of other Littens... it was just soooooo good! I‘ll definitely be reading Backman‘s other books. The audiobook was well done and got me through a bunch of #audiocleaning today

Bookishthoughts LOVE THIS BOOK! 5mo
jillrhudy I have it right next to my bed--a gift from @aimeesue--but haven't gotten around to reading it yet! 5mo
TheBookKeepers I loved A Man Called Ove - I need to read this one! 5mo
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Johanna414
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Working in my dad‘s antique store today and it‘s been slow. Great excuse for a day of #audiocrochet
It‘s supposed to be stupid hot this afternoon, so I‘m trying to get as much of this blanket done before it starts making me sweat and then I‘ll switch to the paper copy of this book.

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bookaliciouss

Granny says people who think slowly always accuse quick thinkers of concentration problems. “Idiots can‘t understand that non-idiots are done with a thought and already moving on to the next before they themselves have. That‘s why idiots are always so scared and aggressive. Because nothing scares idiots more than a smart girl.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
bookaliciouss @RaimeyGallant Thankyou 🙂 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌹📚 5mo
bookaliciouss @Eggs thankyou 🙂 5mo
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Johanna414
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I started this today for our library‘s book club and I can tell already it‘s going to break my heart...

LiteraryinLititz Yeah, it is! 5mo
Crazeedi Oh it's a good one!! 5mo
marleed I love this story! 5mo
UnabridgedPod That was the subject of our first episode!!! Love Backman. ❤️ 5mo
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MoniqueKeeling
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Is this book going to break me? 🤔 It‘s possible.

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Pickpick

What an amazing story ! The beginning was slow and I was close to Bailing. HOWEVER the last half swept me up and it is a very moving story. Bittersweet tears were shed! 💦This is my first Backman book to read and just ordered Britt- Marie was Here.

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Fan_of_70
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I‘m starting to love Backman‘s writing! Interesting perspective with a diverse cast of characters and a good story. Also, heart wrenching at times, but still amazing.

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marleed
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I texted my #SpinePoetry to my sister because I had so much fun, and this was her response:

Where the Sidewalk ends
and the mountains echoed without remorse...

The last time I saw you,
The German Girl,

My grandmother asked me to tell you she‘s sorry.

This is how it always is
Leaving home.

Day12 #30JuneBooks with #SpinePoetry
@HowJessReads

marleed Hey! I just thought about this. The German Girl in this stack, travelled to Cuba. So my sister‘s spine poetry is the prequel to my attempt. ... Sometimes I just crack myself up! 6mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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MusicallyMorgan Fredrik Backman is amazing! ❤️❤️ 6mo
Kaila-ann Loved this one!!! ❤️ 6mo
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jdiehr
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Oh, you guys!

When I first started listening to this audiobook I had a hard time keeping up. I was confused on character's names, the names of various make believe lands and what was real and what was imaginary. I thought the print version would be easier to follow.

But then I got into the rhythm and fell in love. I cried while listening to the last few chapters because this story touched me so deeply.

I may need a hard copy to treasure...

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jdiehr
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😁

Trashcanman How are you Jennifer? Fully settled? I hope you are well, truly. 6mo
jdiehr @Trashcanman Yes! Pretty much settled except for some decorating that my sister is coming to help me out with. She's a pro at that kind of stuff. Thanks for asking 🤗 6mo
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Readswithcoffee
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CAUTION: Old woman with technology!This is my first Litsy post. I laughed...I cried...what‘s not to love? The quirky characters are endearing! Fredrik Backman is an amazing author! Joan Walker, narrator, voices this book wonderfully.

SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 7mo
SW-T You might want to check the #LitsyTips @RaimeyGallant posted. Also @Chelleo has some great video links. #litsywelcomewagon 7mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! The links with litsy tips and how-to videos are at the links in my and @chelleo's bios. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 7mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
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Kaila-ann
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#mayscavengerhunt #maymadness

✅ originally written in another language

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Kaila-ann
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I‘ll regret this in the morning when the alarm goes off but I had to finish it. I don‘t know who I love more - Ove or Elsa. This story brought me to tears multiple times. I just wanted to hug Elsa and tell her that everything would be ok. This might be my favorite book this year.

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Kaila-ann
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Elsa ❤️❤️❤️

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Kaila-ann
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I‘m only 80 pages in and I think I‘ve cried twice. Poor little Elsa 💔.

CoffeeNBooks I have a copy of this on my bookshelf, but I haven't read it yet. I love Backman's writing style, so I'm looking forward to reading it! 7mo
Kaila-ann @CoffeeNBooks this is the second one of his that I‘ve read and he is quickly becoming a favorite. I have a feeling Elsa will persevere but in the beginning this poor kid is just getting it from all sides. I just want to hug her ❤️. 7mo
CoffeeNBooks My favorite of his books is A Man Named Ove, and I also loved Britt-Marie was here. I read Beartown and Us Against You, and they were both good as well. 7mo
Kaila-ann @CoffeeNBooks A Man Called Ove is the other one of his that I read and I absolutely loved it. I can‘t wait to get my hands on the others. He just makes you fall in love with the characters. 7mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Question for the Fredrik Backman fans! Is this the same as My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry? I found this book at the library sale and grabbed it, but also thought it was weird that the title was so similar to another one of his books.

I thought it might be a sequel, a reprint, or maybe it's a different country's version? Anybody know? 🤔

MrT That's the UK title version you're holding. It's the same book. 7mo
rjsthumbelina I agree with @MrT . The synopses on Goodreads are the exact same page 7mo
Rachel.Rencher @MrT @rjsthumbelina Okay, thank you! I didn't even think to look at Goodreads 😂 7mo
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MelissaSue81 Yes. It‘s the same. 7mo
Buechersuechtling @Rachel.Rencher I never read something by Frederik Bachmann – but I like this cover enough to would want to start reading it. 🙂 7mo
Rachel.Rencher @Buechersuechtling Read A Man Called Ove, too! 🤗 7mo
Lucas.Rencher I need to read his stuff! 7mo
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