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The Resource And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies

And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies

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And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella
Title
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer
Title remainder
a novella
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"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. "Isn't that the best of all life's ages, an old man thinks as he looks at his grandchild, when a boy is just big enough to know how the world works but still young enough to refuse to accept it." Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa's work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden. As they wait together on the bench, they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics. Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife, what it was like to lose her. She's as real to him now as the first day he met her, but he dreads the day when he won't remember her. Sometimes Grandpa sits on the bench next to Ted, Noah's father--Ted who never liked math, prefers writing and playing guitar, and has waited his entire life for his father to have time for him, to accept him. But in their love of Noah, they have found a common bond. Grandpa, Grandma, Ted, and Noah all meet here, in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time. And here is where they will learn to say goodbye, the scent of hyacinths in the air, nothing to fear. This little book with a big message is certain to be treasured for generations to come"--
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9877.12.A32
LC item number
O3413 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Menzies, Alice
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  • Grandparent and child
  • Father and son
  • Reminiscing
  • Sweden
  • Domestic fiction
  • Psychological fiction
Label
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish in 2015 as Och varje morgon blir vagen hem langre och langre" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016030444
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
76 pages
Isbn
9781501160486
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016030444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish in 2015 as Och varje morgon blir vagen hem langre och langre" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016030444
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
76 pages
Isbn
9781501160486
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016030444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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