A Man Called Ove
ISBN: 1594139830
EAN13: 9781594139833
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 16, 2016
Pages: 478
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 8.4" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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).

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   A man called Ove
I love love love this book!! Ove will change the way we all look at life.
 
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   Wonderful Book
A Man Called Ove is a wonderful story about the powers of friendship. I highly recommend it!!
 
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If you love quirky characters, is doesn’t get any better than Ove. I laughed and cried. Told all my book friends about it. Loved it!!
 
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