A man called Ove: a novel

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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
9781629239859
9781476738017
9781629239828
9781476738031
9781629239804
9781410472922
9781594139833
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.1, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
870L
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Grouped Work ID 62782d1e-957b-3be4-c23e-eda8d6335d92
Full title man called ove
Author backman fredrik
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Koch, Henning, 1962-, Newbern, George, 1964-
author Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
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display_description Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!
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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subject_facet Audiobooks, Large type books, Neighborhoods -- Fiction, Neighbors -- Fiction, Older men -- Fiction
title_display A man called Ove : a novel
title_full A Man Called Ove, A Man Called Ove A Novel, A man called Ove : a novel / Fredrik Backman, A man called Ove [sound recording] / Fredrik Backman, A man called Ove [text (large print)] / Fredrik Backman
title_short A man called Ove :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Large type books, Literature, Neighborhoods, Neighbors, Older men