And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman

And Every MorningTitle: And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
Author: Fredrik Backman
Series: None
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Genres: Fiction > Contemporary
My Rating: ★★★★★
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called OveMy 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.

This review contains no spoilers.

“Almost all throw adults walk around full of regret over a good-bye they wish they’d been able to go back and say better.  Our good-bye doesn’t have to be like that, you’ll be able to keep redoing it until it’s perfect. And once it’s perfect, that’s when your feet will touch the ground and I’ll be in space, and there won’t be anything to be afraid of.”

This was such a beautifully written and emotionally charged little story of love, loss, and good-byes. Yes, it’s sad. You will tear up. But it’s so worth reading. Plus, as an added bonus, there are charming little illustrations on many of the pages that correspond and enhance the story.

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