A Man Called Ove

A Novel

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Publisher Description

Now a major motion picture A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks!

#1 New York Times bestseller—more than 3 million copies sold!

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.

Fredrik Backman’s beloved first 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).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
July 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
9.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Stress1509 ,

Great read

This book was one of our better book club picks! It was sad, funny and food for thought.
Loved Ove and all his quirky ways! I would recommend this book.

FriedaDS ,

A Man Called Ove

What a delightful book this was! I found all of the characters so "real" that I was sad to have it come to an end. Will be one I will reread in the future.

You got shank ,

A must read!!

Best book I have read since All the light.. And Anne Tyler. Just amazing!! I think I will read it again, I miss the story already.

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