September 13, 2020
Books With Grandparents As Important Characters #grandparentsday
Do you have or did you have a special relationship with a grandparent?
I love family-centered stories and especially ones that include grandparents!
Several countries around the world celebrate Grandparents Day on a variety of dates….this Wikipedia post lists some of the countries and dates.
Forget-me-not flowers are associated with National Grandparents Day.
Today, September 13 is National Grandparents Day in the United States. To celebrate, I’ve collected several books which feature grandparents (or grandparent-like figures) as main characters. Do you have a title to add to this list?
Call or write a note to your grandparent today!
*Titles are Amazon affiliate links.
(Adult) In his memoir, J.D. Vance shares how his (imperfect but loving) grandparents saved his life by providing some stability when his life was in chaos. My review of Hillbilly Elegy.
(Adult) A poignant story of a Vietnamese grandmother and granddaughter. My review of The Mountains Sing.
(Adult) A young girl experiences some adventures after the passing of her beloved grandmother. (no written review)
(Adult) Poignant conversations between a grandfather, son, and grandson as the grandfather slips into dementia. My brief review of And Every Morning… included in this post.
(Adult) A seventy-nine-year-old grandmother and twenty-something granddaughter switch homes and live each other’s lives for two months. (light women’s fiction). My review of The Switch here.
(MG) Granny Torrelli seems to know just how to make things right again for twelve-year-old Rosie with her interesting stories and family recipes. (no written review)
(MG) Merci’s grandfather is her biggest supporter but is facing some health challenges. My Goodreads review of Merci Suarez Changes Gears.
(YA) In his memoir, Jarret Krosoczka explains how his grandparents became his parents which changed his life. (contains profanity) My review of Hey Kiddo.
(MG) Louisiana has an interesting relationship with the woman she calls “grandmother.” My brief review of Louisiana’s Way Home here (scroll down the page).
(Adult) A great aunt and her friends save CeeCee Honeycutt from her tragic childhood. Although the relative is a great aunt, she is very much like a grandmother (thank you for indulging me as I include it in this list). No written review.
Do you have a title I can add to this list?
Have you read any of these titles?
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