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Title:

A Man Called Ove: A Novel

Author:

Fredrik
Backman

Publisher:

Washington Square Press

Year Published:

May 05, 2015

Page Count:

337

ISBN#:

9781476738024

A Man Called Ove: A Novel

By

Fredrik
Backman

Enter Ove, a gruff yet endearing individual whose solitary existence is disrupted when a lively young family becomes his new neighbors.

Ove is known for his cantankerous demeanor, often directing disapproving glares at those he dislikes, as if they were intruders caught outside his bedroom window. With staunch principles, rigid routines, and a short temper, he’s earned the reputation of being the neighborhood’s curmudgeon. But does Ove truly deserve this title simply because he doesn’t wear a perpetual smile?

Beneath his irritable exterior lies a tale of sorrow and longing. When a talkative young couple and their two energetic daughters move in next door and accidentally damage Ove’s mailbox one November morning, it sets the stage for a heartwarming and humorous narrative. Unraveling through mishaps involving stray cats, unexpected bonds, and the chaotic process of moving, this story will not only transform one cranky old man but also challenge the very foundations of a local residents’ association.

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