Reviewer: Tracey Knouse, Branch Manager
This was a delightfully entertaining book involving 100 year old Alan who embarks on a quite interesting adventure when he escapes from a nursing home. The tale involves many historical key events and a number of quirky characters and escapades. Alan interacts with presidents and political figures in the U.S. Russia and China to name a few, along with Alan making some new amusing and genuine friends in his travels.
Reviewer: Karen Braeuler, Children's Librarian
This was my first exposure to Fredrik Backman, and am now an utter fan. I really enjoy his quirky characters and their authenticity. I listened to the audio book which was charming. The young girl who is the main character reminded me of Harper Lee’s Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird – way more insightful and funny than a second grader would be. Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Terry Verner, Library Assistant The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson is a first class "relentlessly sunny" comedy. The reviews were deadon correct…a really good read that will leave you with a smile!
Reviewer: Tracey Knouse, Manager
I listened to the audiobook and love the English accents of the three different readers for the main players in the book. From the first page this title grabs you for what is going on with Rachel the principle character that goes through a number of psychological and suspenseful events. Well written for the first title from Ms. Hawkins.