And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
Atria Books: 11/1/16
eBook review copy; 96 pages
And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik
Backman is a beautiful, very highly recommended, admirable novella. This
is one of the best short stories I have read this year. I loved this
little book. Loved it and sobbed while reading it, but they
were good tears. It is amazing how Backman managed to capture so much
emotion so perfectly. It's a story about
love and tenderness and letting go and remembering and legacies and
Bachman introduces the story with a note to the readers, which is the best description of his story:
is a story about memories and about letting go. It's a love letter and a
slow farewell between a man and his grandson, and between a dad and his
"I never meant for you to read it, to be quite honest. I wrote it
just because I was trying to sort out my own thoughts, and I'm the kind
of person who needs to see what I'm thinking on paper to make sense of
it. But it turned into a small tale of how I'm dealing slowly with
losing the greatest minds I know, about missing someone who is still
here, and how I wanted to explain it to my children. I'm letting it go
for now, for what it's worth.
"It's about fear and love, and how they seem to go hand in hand most of
the time. Most of all, it's about time. While we still have it."
This is novella is simply perfect, everything piece: the writing, the descriptions, the plot, the characters. In And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, Fredrik Backman has given us a gift that deserves to be held dear and cherished.
My advanced reading copy was courtesy
of the publisher/author.