A man called Ove : a novel
|Format:||Print Book 2015.|
|Availability:||Available at 10 Libraries 17 of 60 copies|
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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Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Temper -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Neighborhoods -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2015.
|Edition||First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.|
|Other Titles|| Man som heter Ove.
Translated from the Swedish.
Translation of: Man som heter Ove.
337 pages ; 21 cm