Until she met Obrum Kehler, serious Sarah Sudermann had never laughed. Her mother said she always reached for the black things first. But then Obrum looked at her with his robin’s egg eyes and red paint on his nose.
And then there was the lawnswing . . . and the piano. Not practical. Not necessary. But with Beethoven Blatz’s arrival everything is in place for the Kehler family to make great music together.
Full of love, longing, and tenderness, Grandmother, Laughing is a story about an unconventional family and the lengths we will go to find fulfillment for ourselves and the ones we cherish.
Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.