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A man called Ove

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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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9781476738024
9781476738017
9781410472922
9781476738031
9781629239828
9781629239804
9781629239859
9781594139833
Reading Level:
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Level 6.1, 15 Points
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870L
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Grouped Work ID 62782d1e-957b-3be4-c23e-eda8d6335d92
Grouping Title man called ove
Grouping Author backman fredrik
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Koch, Henning, 1962-
Newbern, George, 1964-
author Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
author2-role Dreamscape Media.
Findaway World, LLC,distributor.
Koch, Henning,1962-translator.
Koch, Henning,1962-|Translator
Newbern, George,1964-narrator.
Newbern, George,1964-|Narrator
Playaway Digital Audio,publisher.
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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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title_display A man called Ove
title_full A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove A Novel
A man called Ove / Fredrik Backman
A man called Ove [sound recording] / Fredrik Backman
A man called Ove [text (large print)] / Fredrik Backman
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