My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781444775860
Release: 2015-06-04
Editor: Sceptre

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette 'A touching, sometimes funny, often wise portrait of grief.' Kirkus Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, by the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781444775860
Release: 2015-06-04
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette 'A touching, sometimes funny, often wise portrait of grief.' Kirkus Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, by the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781501115066
Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Seven-year-old Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending the girl on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales. By the internationally best-selling author ofA Man Called Ove. Illustrations.

The Fredrik Backman Box Set

The Fredrik Backman Box Set
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 150117357X
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Washington Square Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Fredrik Backman, a beautiful boxed set collection of his first three charming, matchless novels that have taken the world by storm: A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here. Fredrik Backman’s novels have delighted readers with their irrepressible charm, whimsy, and warmth. Now, for the first time, all three of his novels are collected in one boxed set, making this a perfect gift for both longtime and new fans. In A Man Called Ove, an unexpected friendship forms when a young family moves next door to the neighborhood curmudgeon. In this feel-good tale of love and redemption, Backman explores the profound impact one life has on countless others. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is the story of a young girl named Elsa who is struggling after the death of her beloved and eccentric grandmother. When she discovers a series of letters her grandmother wrote apologizing to people she had wronged, Elsa embarks on a life-changing adventure. With humor and heart, this is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different. Finally, in Britt-Marie Was Here, Backman tells the “heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers Weekly). When the fastidious Britt-Marie leaves her cheating husband and starts over in a small backwater town, she never expects to find herself drawn into the lives of its quirky and odd inhabitants. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781501115073
Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A cloth bag containing 10 paperback copies of the title, 1 large print edition, 1 audio book, that may also include a folder with sign out sheets.

The Deal of a Lifetime

The Deal of a Lifetime
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781501193491
Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It's Christmas Even morning. Years ago a man abandoned his son to pursue professional success; now he wonders if it's too late to forge a relationship with him. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. When the man is given the chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son before he makes the deal of a lifetime.

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781501160486
Release: 2016-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Grandpa and Ted do not have a lot in common and Ted has waited a longtime to be accepted by his father. It is Grandpa and Noah that has a bond: the love of mathematics. However the three must learn say good-bye. 0.

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781501198236
Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fredrik Backman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown, delivers a poignant and insightful memoir from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is bestselling author Fredrik Backman’s revealing look at the relationship between fathers and sons. Delving deep into his own experience and speaking directly to his child, Backman reflects on the perspective and tools his son will need to make his way in the world. As he conveys his profound awe at facing all the “firsts” that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Backman doesn’t shy away from divulging his own false steps and fatherly flaws. Along the way, he tackles issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the sweet, true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people he cares about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son guidance about growing up, Backman contemplates the big and small moments that form their shared life, from soccer matches and Ikea trips to first homes and young love. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is Backman as you’ve never seen him before—intimate, vulnerable, and brave. Above all, it is a tribute to the love between a parent and a child. For, as Backman eloquently reminds us, “You can be whatever you want to be, but that’s nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are.”

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1663608369
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

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Us Against You

Us Against You
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781982115548
Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Simon & Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Fredrik Backman, New York Times bestselling author of Beartown, comes a heart-wrenching story of the ways loyalty, friendship, and love carry a small community through its darkest days. After everything that the citizens of Beartown have gone through, they are struck yet another blow when they hear that their beloved local junior hockey team will soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in Hed, take in that fact. As the tension between the two towns simmers, a surprising newcomer is handpicked to try to save the Beartown club. Soon a new team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you’ll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the enmity with Hed grows more and more heated. As the big game between Beartown and Hed approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up. By the time the last game is finally played, a resident of Beartown will be dead, and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after all they’ve been through, the game they love can ever return to something simple and innocent. Us Against You is a declaration of love for all the big and small, bright and dark stories that form and colour our communities. Compelling and heartbreaking, it’s a roller-coaster ride of emotions and a showcase for “Fredrik Backman’s pitch-perfect dialogue and unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness).

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9781476738024
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm In this "charming debut" (People) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. "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).

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry
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Author: Daily Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1370363206
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: by Fredrik Backman Conversation StartersA Brief Look Inside:Elsa is a special needs child who is unable to make friends at school and because of her parents' divorce, she is even further affected. However, she does get along great with her grandmother. When her grandmother dies, Elsa is devastated. After her death, Granny gave her the task of delivering letters to different people whose past she wants Elsa to understand. Woven in the plot of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry are the fairy tales that Granny told Elsa over the years. It is up to Elsa to connect the dots and understand which fantasy characters from the "Land of Almost Awake" are represented by whom in real life.EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,and the characters and its world still live on.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into the world that lives on.These questions can be used to...Create Hours of Conversation: Foster a deeper understanding of the book Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Summary Analysis My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry by Frederik Backman Henning Koch

Summary   Analysis  My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry by Frederik Backman   Henning Koch
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Author: Black Book
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1793853940
Release: 2019
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Book Summary of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry "Every seven-year-old deserves a superhero. That's just how it is. Anyone who doesn't agree needs their head examined." This intriguing opening to My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry catches a reader's interest immediately. It is the captivating beginning of a tale within a tale, wrapped up in mystery, and downed with a combination of dreams and daring. We first meet Elsa and her grandmother at a police station. Granny has been bad, apparently. From this point forward, there is a hilarious turn of events that show how completely unconcerned Granny is with rules and political correctness. Granny owns a house with several tenants, all of whom, we later find out, have some kind of connection to Granny's past. She tends to show little respect to some of these tenants, and she dotes on others. Her past with practical jokes and mishaps with a paintball gun give the tenants cause for worry and concern about Granny's mind. Granny is just different, she insists. For more information click on the BUY BUTTON!!

Summary of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry

Summary of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry
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Author: Whizbooks
Pages: 102
ISBN: 0464936314
Release: 2019-01-09
Editor: Blurb

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Summary of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Britt Marie Was Here

Britt Marie Was Here
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781501142550
Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Anxious People captivates readers with this “warm and satisfying” (People) story “about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers Weekly). Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes. When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs? Funny and moving, sweet and inspiring, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the importance of community and connection in a world that can feel isolating.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry A Novel By Fredrik Backman Trivia On Books

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry  A Novel By Fredrik Backman  Trivia On Books
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Author: Trivion Books
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2016-09-08
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Trivia-on-Book: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman Take the fan-challenge yourself and share it with family and friends! Elsa is a special needs child who is unable to make friends at school, and when of her parents’ divorce, she is even further affected. She does, however, get along great with her grandmother. When her grandmother dies, Elsa is devastated. Granny left Elsa with the task of delivering letters to different people whose past she wanted Elsa to understand. Woven into the plot of My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry are the fairy tales that Granny had told Elsa over the years. It is up to Elsa to connect the dots and understand which fantasy character from the Land of Almost Awake is represented by whom in real life. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

I Hid My Voice

I Hid My Voice
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Author: Parinoush Saniee
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781487000844
Release: 2016-08-06
Editor: House of Anansi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the story, based on fact, of a boy who couldn’t speak until the age of seven. Now twenty, he describes the events of his life. Four-year-old Shahaab has not started talking. The family doctor believes there is no cause for concern; nevertheless, Shahaab is ridiculed by others who call him "dumb." Young Shahaab doesn’t understand what the word means and thinks it is a compliment, until one day his cousin plays a trick on him to prove to everyone that the boy truly is the neighbourhood idiot. When his mother recounts the incident to her husband, Shahaab is crushed to learn that his father also thinks the boy’s speech impediment indicates that his son is an idiot and thus brings shame on the family. Shahaab soon recognizes that his father’s love and esteem is concentrated on his older brother, Arash, and his younger sister, Shadee. In his innocent and deeply hurt child’s mind, he begins to believe that the "good" and "intelligent" children like his older brother are their fathers’ sons. On the other hand, children like him who are "clumsy" and "problematic" are their mothers’ sons. From that moment on, his world, which he thought was filled with beauty and kindness, suddenly turns harsh, full of anger and insult. He begins to lash out, taking childish revenge on those around him, encouraged by his two imaginary friends, Esi and Bibi. No one in the family can understand Shahaab’s wild behaviour except his maternal grandmother, who seems to possess the understanding and the kindness he so desperately craves. Their growing bond leads to a deep friendship in which Shahaab is able to experience some happiness and finally find his voice.

Anxious People

Anxious People
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Author: Fredrik Backman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982121617
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and “writer of astonishing depth” (The Washington Times) comes a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers begin slowly opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths. First is Zara, a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else until tragedy changed her life. Now, she’s obsessed with visiting open houses to see how ordinary people live—and, perhaps, to set an old wrong to right. Then there’s Roger and Anna-Lena, an Ikea-addicted retired couple who are on a never-ending hunt for fixer-uppers to hide the fact that they don’t know how to fix their own failing marriage. Julia and Ro are a young lesbian couple and soon-to-be parents who are nervous about their chances for a successful life together since they can’t agree on anything. And there’s Estelle, an eighty-year-old woman who has lived long enough to be unimpressed by a masked bank robber waving a gun in her face. And despite the story she tells them all, Estelle hasn’t really come to the apartment to view it for her daughter, and her husband really isn’t outside parking the car. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people. Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People’s whimsical plot serves up unforgettable insights into the human condition and a gentle reminder to be compassionate to all the anxious people we encounter every day.

Blood Truth

Blood Truth
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Author: Matt Coyle
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781608092406
Release: 2017-12-05
Editor: Oceanview Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lefty Award finalist and a top pick by Bookreporter for Best Mysteries of 2017 Rick Cahill can't escape his past—or his father's Rick Cahill has long feared the truth about his own blood—the blood of his father coursing through his veins. When a long-hidden safe unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force twenty-seven years ago and then spiraled into an early drunken death, Rick determines to find the truth even if it proves the one thing he's always feared. But as he grapples with his father's past, the woman he still loves pleads with him to find out if her husband is having an affair—or is involved in something much more sinister. Could the truth send her back into Rick's arms? Would he have a last shot at happiness? He may never get the chance to find out, as killers who will do anything to protect their secrets lurk in the shadows. A hard-boiled PI novel for fans of Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald, and Dashiell Hammett While all of the novels in the Rick Cahill PI Crime Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is: Yesterday's Echo Night Tremors Dark Fissures Blood Truth Wrong Light Lost Tomorrows Blind Vigil Last Redemption (out November 2021)

Where Women Are Kings

Where Women Are Kings
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Author: Christie Watson
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781590517109
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Other Press, LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the award-winning author of Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, the story of a young boy who believes two things: that his Nigerian birth mother loves him like the world has never known love, and that he is a wizard Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behavior. Taken away from his birth mother, a Nigerian immigrant in England, Elijah is moved from one foster parent to the next before finding a home with Nikki and her husband, Obi. Nikki believes that she and Obi are strong enough to accept Elijah’s difficulties—and that being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son. They care deeply for Elijah and, in spite of his demons, he begins to settle into this loving family. But as Nikki and Obi learn more about their child’s tragic past, they face challenges that threaten to rock the fragile peace they’ve established, challenges that could prove disastrous.