Rating: 5 / 5
AND EVERY DAY THE WAY HOME GETS LONGER AND LONGER by Fredrik Backman follows an elderly man and his family. This man is struggling to hold onto the memories he cherishes as he begins to lose them.
This is a short book, only 97 pages, but the relationship that Backman builds between Grandpa and NoahNoah (as Grandpa calls Noah) is done incredibly well and it will firmly implant in your heart. This was the author’s own processing for dealing with the grief of losing someone who isn’t physically lost and it definitely was relatable as my own grandfather was lost to Alzheimer’s long before he passed away. I loved the way he pictured the pair and the bond between them as they remembered their stories and items which held memories between them.
This is a book that I can definitely see revisiting and I would absolutely recommend it (and recommend that you have tissues handy).
#AroundTheYearIn52Books – a book with an elder character