Saturday, December 10, 2016


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Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Earlier this year I read A Man Called Ove by Fredik Backman, and it gave me all the feels. So, when a co-worker shared his love for Backman's novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, I braced myself for another heart-tugging read. Backman did not disappoint.

In this book, Backman introduces us to Grandpa, his grandson Noah, and his son, Ted. We learn about a man who's lived a lifetime and loves his family, despite their differences, in the midst of him attempting to hang on to what once was.

With A Man Called Ove, Backman offered many life lessons illustrated through the all too familiar stories. The beautiful nugget that this author gives through his writing is in the way he crafts each story. He takes care of the characters. In identifying traits and feelings that most of us experience or have experienced, he draws the reader in, leaving a lasting impression. This little book can probably be read by most in one sitting, but it will have you thinking and feeling days after you finish.

This short but sweet book can be summed up what most of us already know ... Life. Goes. On.

Recommendation: Backman is becoming one of my favorite authors. I strongly recommend this book as well as his others. I already have My Grandmother Asked me to Tell you She's Sorry on my list for early 2017.

Until next time ... Read on!
Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA


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