Saturday, January 11, 2020
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman... a Review
A heartfelt and touching story of love, life and letting go. And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman is told thru the fading memories of a loving Grandfather to his grandson and son, as they learn to accept the inevitable in a loving and graceful way.
Anyone who has seen the devastating effects of Alzheimers or dementia in a loved one, will relate to this small, beautiful little novella written by Fredrik Backman. Originally Mr. Backman was not going to publish this story, he wrote it as a way to deal with his own feelings of love and loss, but we are grateful that fate stepped in and he shared this personal journey.
It’s hard to say more than read this. it is a beautiful love letter written to all of our parents and grandparents, but also for us, to help us, the caretakers and loved ones, to understand what such a loss of ourselves really means, and feels like…
Published in 2016 by Atria Books, and one of my Library Loot Reads for 2020, (But I think I’ll eventually put this one on a shelf)