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A Man Called Ove

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Backman, Fredrik (Author)
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Publication Date: 05 May 2015
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).

Product Details

ISBN-10: 1476738025

ISBN-13: 9781476738024

Publisher: Washington Square Press       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Paperback: 368 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.83 x 13.21 x 2.79 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.29 Kg

Periplus Bestseller Rank:
#4,222 in Books
#531 in Books » Fiction Literature » Literature & Novels
#238 in Books » Fiction Literature » Literature & Novels » Genre Fiction
#11 in Books » Fiction Literature » Humorous

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By: Nisa Adani

The best contemporary book ever..! This book is so good that it deserve more than 5 stars..! Cant wait to watch the movie..!

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