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A Man Called Ove: A Novel


Product Details

  • Series: A Man Called Ove
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; 2nd edition (July 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8900720171
  • ISBN-13: 74
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

From Booklist Starred Review At 59, Ove is a grumble Gus of the first
degree. Rules are made to be followed, signs are meant to be obeyed, and don’t
even get him started about computers and mobile phones. In truth, Ove has been
this way his whole life, but he’s gotten worse in the last four years since
his wife, Sonia, died, taking with her all the color in a world Ove sees as
black-and-white. Ove has decided life without Sonia is not worth living and
plans to join her in the next world. But a young couple and their two children
(a third is on the way) move in next door, his oldest friend and most feared
enemy is about to be forcibly removed to a nursing home, and a street-scarred
cat insinuates itself into his life. Suddenly, Ove’s suicide plans get delayed
as he helps solve neighborly crises large and small. Though Ove’s dark mission
mitigates any treacly upstaging by animals and small children, readers seeking
feel-good tales with a message will rave about the rantings of this solitary
old man with a singular outlook. 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. –Carol Haggas Read more Review “A charming debut…You’ll
laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.
You’ll also want to move to Scandinavia, where everything’s cuter.” Source:
People”A Man Called Ove is exquisite. The lyrical language is the confetti
thrown liberally throughout this celebration-of-life story, adding sparkle and
color to an already spectacular party. Backman’s characters feel so authentic
that readers will likely find analogues living in their own neighborhoods.”
Source: Shelf Awareness (starred review)”Readers seeking feel-good tales with
a message will rave about the rantings of this solitary old man with a
singular outlook. 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.” Source: Booklist, Starred Review“A funny crowd-pleaser that
serves up laughs to accompany a thoughtful reflection on loss and love… The
author writes with winning charm.” Source: Publishers Weekly, starred
review“This charming debut novel by Backman should find a ready audience with
English-language readers… hysterically funny… wry descriptions, excellent
pacing… In the contest of Most Winning Combination, it would be hard to beat
grumpy Ove and his hidden,generous heart.” Source: Kirkus Reviews”There are
characters who amuse us, and stories that touch us. But this character and his
story do even more: A Man Called Ove makes us think about who we are and how
we want to live our lives. A Man Called Ove seems deceptively simple at the
start, yet Frederik Backman packs a lifetime’s worth of hilarity and
heartbreak into this novel. Even the most crusty curmudgeon will love Ove!”
Author: Lois Leveen, author of Juliet’s Nurse and The Secrets of Mary
Bowser“One of the most moving novels I have read this year. I defy anyone to
read this book and look at a quiet withdrawn person the same way ever again.”
Source: Cayacosta Reviews“[T]he revelations about his past are what make the
story so endearing. Suffice it to say that along with the characters in the
story, who come to discover that Ove is more than just the grumpy old man they
first met, the reader is in for an enjoyable ride. A Man Called Ove reminds us
that even the most difficult people have a back story that helps explain their
current way of interacting- and perhaps, reveals the positive side of those
qualities.” Source: eMissourian.com”If you have not heard of this author,
Fredrik Backman, you are in for a major treat. Major.” Source: Dunn County
News Read more See all Editorial Reviews

Isbn

1476738017

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1476738017

ISBN13

9781476738017

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9781476738017

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