Archive for July, 2017

my grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry —Fredrik Backman

July 17th, 2017

 

grandmotherA charming, warmhearted novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller A Man Called Ove.

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters [for Elsa to deliver] apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of different people, including the woman in the black skirt, Wolfheart, the wurse, and the boy with the syndrome; but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman’s bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

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I HATE EVERYONE EXCEPT YOU by Clinton Kelly

July 3rd, 2017


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From the best selling author & beloved TV host, comes a hilariously candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult.

In I Hate Everyone Except You, Clinton Kelly reveals some unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks & perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker.Whether he’s throwing his younger sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb.

With his signature wit and relatable voice, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations. Clinton delves into outrageous topics in his thoroughly unabashedly frank & uproarious collection.

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