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A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman
fiction
From The Jacket:Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! In this “charming debut” (People) from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review). - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com:80/A-Man-Called-Ove/Fredrik-Backman/9781476738017#sthash.nG1JVI5f.dpuf
A delight to read,fresh and original. Ove was such a believable but quirky character. Highly recommend and a must read for anyone who enjoyed The Rosie Project
by-linda 2016/09/14, 07:51 AM
It's been years since I've enjoyed a book so much. A Man Called Ove is a treasure! I'm going to find Fredrik Backman's book, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, to read next.
by-Din 2016/06/09, 06:25 PM
 

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