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97 pages, Kindle Edition
First published August 24, 2015
That's why we get the chance to spoil our grandchildren, because by doing that we're apologizing to our children.
“The only time you've failed is if you don't try once more.”
“Almost all grown adults walk around full of regret over a good-bye they wish they’d been able to go back and say better.”
“Those who hasten to live are in a hurry to miss”
“I only had you for the blink of an eye,” he says.
She laughs. “You had me an entire lifetime. All of mine.”
“That wasn’t enough.”
"The worst part about growing old is that I don’t get any ideas anymore.”
“That’s why we get the chance to spoil our grandchildren, because by doing that we’re apologizing to our children.”
"One of them is getting bigger and one of them is getting smaller, the years allow them to meet in the middle."
“Live your life. It’s an awful thing to miss someone who’s still here.”
I just don't know what to say.......except that I loved every expressive word of love, and every shared memory in this beautifully written novella.
When Fredrik Backman writes, he really knows how to bring the characters to life and make the reader feel their emotions like they were your own.
I just want to send a balloon way up into the sky.......
Don't miss this one, and keep the tissues handy!
(Thank you NetGalley and Atria Books for the ARC!)