Saving Grandma: A Novel (Calvin Becker Trilogy)

3.57 avg rating
( 225 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786713912: Saving Grandma: A Novel (Calvin Becker Trilogy)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This final entry in the Calvin Becker trilogy continues the story of an utterly unpredictable family—filled with the same wit, warmth, and flashing insight that earned widespread acclaim for Portofino and Zermatt. Calvin Becker's family have survived and persisted as Bible-thumping missionaries; it's their duty to spread the Word to everyone they meet. But now, having weathered a crisis precipitated by the godless Swiss, they face an even greater spiritual challenge right in their own home: Grandma. Foulmouthed, foul-tempered, and heathen through and through, she's staying in the spare room, recuperating from a broken hip—and making it next to impossible for the Beckers to do the Lord's work. Calvin's pious mom is determined to save Grandma's soul, even if she's doing it through gritted teeth and deadly measures. His father's spending more and more time in his room, blasting opera to drown out the old lady's voice. And Calvin wishes things would just get back to normal so they can go on vacation and he can get close to the girl he loves. But then Calvin starts to understand Grandma a little better and appreciate her a little more. After all, misery loves company.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Calvin Becker's family are good Bible-believing missionaries; it's their duty to spread the Word to everyone they meet. But now they face their greatest spiritual challenge right in their own home: Grandma. Foulmouthed, foul-tempered, and heathen through and through, she's staying in the spare room, recuperating from a broken hip - and making it next to impossible for the Beckers to do the Lord's work. Calvin's pious mom is determined to save Grandma's soul, even if she's doing it through gritted teeth. His father's spending more and more time in his room, blasting opera records to drown out the old lady's voice. And Calvin wishes things would just get back to normal so he could go on vacation and see his beloved Jennifer. But now Calvin's starting to understand Grandma a little better - and appreciate her a little more. After all, misery loves company...

About the Author:

Frank Schaeffer has worked as a director on a number of movies, both theatrical and television. Together with Frank J. Gruber, he also wrote the screenplay for the film version of Portofino. He lives in Massachussetts.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780425157763: Saving Grandma (Calvin Becker Trilogy)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0425157768 ISBN 13:  9780425157763
Publisher: Berkley, 1997
Softcover

9780425159514: Saving Grandma

Berkle..., 1997
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Frank Schaeffer
Published by Da Capo Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0786713917 ISBN 13: 9780786713912
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786713917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Schaeffer, Frank
Published by Da Capo Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0786713917 ISBN 13: 9780786713912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110786713917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Schaeffer, Frank
Published by Da Capo Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0786713917 ISBN 13: 9780786713912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0786713917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Frank Schaeffer
Published by Da Capo Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0786713917 ISBN 13: 9780786713912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0786713917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Frank Schaeffer
Published by Da Capo Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0786713917 ISBN 13: 9780786713912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0786713917n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 90.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Frank Schaeffer
ISBN 10: 0786713917 ISBN 13: 9780786713912
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # M-0786713917

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 92.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds