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Ove is a lonely soul with nothing left to live for. He has lost his wife and child to a horrific accident that leaves him crippled mentally. What ends up happening in A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is nothing less than magic. A grumpy, bitter man who believes it is him against the word warms our hearts and invites us in. The plot is predictable, but the reader will be surprised to fall in love with and want to cheer for this older man.