My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry // My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologises

[Min mormor hälsar och säger förlåt]
Year: 
2013
Type: 
Public: 
Publisher: 
Washington Square Press
Year of publication: 
2016
Pages: 
400
Moral Assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Quality: 
Recomendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
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Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

A grandmother and her eight year-old granddaughter Elsa are two inseparable friends: they live as in an alternative reality, where dreams and funny conversations prevail, especially when they make fun of the people around them: the parents, the teachers, the neighbors of the building... But the grandmother has cancer and dies soon, leaving her granddaughter with the mission of growing up alone, discovering - or rediscovering - other family members, friends, etc., and unveiling who the old woman really was.

When she dies, the grandmother leaves some letters addressed to many people, in which she apologizes for different things. In addition, she leaves a series of instructions for Elsa to distribute, which takes her to all sorts of places. Reading the book becomes fun with the illusion and imaginations of the grandmother and her granddaughter. But the social environment is somewhat pessimistic, with destroyed families, infidelities, etc..

Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal, 2019