Relationships book is December choice

A book about relationships and the ability of stories to protect, create bonds and inspire is the book chosen as the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library Book Club for December.

“My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” by Fredrik Backman, will be discussed at the December meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning at 3 p.m.

The publisher, Atria Books, provided the following synopsis:

“Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy.

“She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Landof

Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. “When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.”

For more information and to reserve a copy of the book, 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.

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