And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella by [Backman, Fredrik]

How I Read It: Audiobook

Dates Read: 4/25/19

Ugh…. I can’t. Why is this so good? I feel like at this point I need to give a little backstory on me real quick: I probably will develop dementia/Alzheimer’s. I have always said (at least since watching The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) that my worst fear is time, not that I don’t have enough, but that I don’t take advantage of the time I do have. To know that at some point in my life I probably will forget my parents, my partner, my children, or even my life in general makes me want to appreciate all of those moments and people more.

With all that being said, my only extremely close relationship with dementia was my grandmother. She slowly started to think that I was my mother, that my mother was her mother, and in the end, she began to think I was just someone who stopped by occasionally to talk about her past and my present. It broke my heart to see her slowly lose her memories, and at one point in my life I wanted to work in a nursing home to help other people in her position.

Bringing it back to the story, this novella follows a grandfather and his grandson, Noah. After a boating accident, the grandfather is trying to explain what is going on in his head and how hard it is for him to return to “home”, or reality.

This book is only about an hour on Audible or about 100 pages on Kindle. It is an incredibly short read, but it is so powerful and important and beautiful and ugh, I’m not crying I promise. If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me at And as always, I will see you all in the next book!

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