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A man called Ove: a novel

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In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, 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 andMajor Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.
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9781476738024
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9781476738031
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subject_facet Friendship -- Fiction, Intergenerational relations -- Fiction, Negativism -- Fiction, Neighborhoods -- Fiction, Neighbors -- Fiction, Older men -- Fiction
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title A man called Ove : a novel
title_alt Man som heter Ove.
title_display A man called Ove : a novel
title_full A Man Called Ove A Novel, A man called Ove / Fredrik Backman, A man called Ove / Fredrik Backman ; translation by Henning Koch, A man called Ove : a novel / Fredrik Backman
title_short A man called Ove :
title_sort man called ove a novel
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topic Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature
topic_facet Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature
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