A coming-of-age book was the choice of the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library Book Club for its December meeting.
Book club members will discuss “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” by Fredrik Backman, at the meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning at 3 p.m.
The publisher, Atria Books, provided the following information about the book:
“ ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ is a novel written by the Swedish columnist, blogger and writer Backman. The book was first published in Swedish in 2013. The English translation was published in 2015.
“The story takes place in Sweden and follows Elsa, a 7-year-old who knows she is different from other children her age.
“Elsa has a habit of correcting others’ grammar, is smart for her age, and is especially close with her grandmother (Granny).
“When Granny dies, Elsa slowly discovers more about her grandmother’s past identities, as well as the lives of people affected by her grandmother.”
For more information, call the library at (361) 749-4116.
The library is located at 700 W. Ave. A.
The book club meets the first Wednesday of the month in the meeting room.