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A Man Called Ove

2014 . Fiction, Humorous, Literary, Friendship . Fredrik Backman

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42 total

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683K total

About the book

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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).

Year:

2014

Language:

English

Publisher:

Simon and Schuster

Pages:

337

ISBN:

1476738017 (ISBN13: 9781476738017)

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Reviews

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Anushreya Preshob

3 months ago

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Wholesome and worthy, a definite mood lifter read! Ove touches your heart without even trying to!

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afiqah rosman

4 months ago

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I enjoy this book. It's a light story but leaves mark on me

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F Ch83

6 months ago

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It has an enjoyable story . charecters are very good.

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Anders Thorup-Jensen

2 years ago

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So far the best book I’ve read in 2018 - makes you laugh out loud, while dealing with heavy topics

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Nanna Schmidt

1 year ago

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Sød, sjov og rørende bog!

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S. S.

1 month ago

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