And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella (Hardcover)
“Death (for many) is a slow drum.”
This short but powerful story takes the reader into the thoughts of a dear grandpa who is slowly losing his mental faculties. As his grandson and son struggle to support him, they conclude they must overcome their fear of saying their final goodbyes, before it is too late. I began reading this story with curiosity, developed a “lump in my throat” mid-way, and finished with full-fledged sobbing!
-Recommended by Virgie
A little book with a big heart "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, 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. 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.