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Let's Discuss: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

We will be sitting in the cafe area of Chuck's. Look for a Meetup sign and/or books on the table.

Here is the description from Amazon:
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!

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).

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  • Marva P.

    Enjoyed the book, but I'm ready to move away from the old men.

    1 · December 1

  • Melinda R.

    Good discussion about A Man Called Ove. Great writing of how a person can move through his world without understanding it, yet still have meaningful life.

    December 1

  • Rachel O.

    I'm not going to be able to make it. I'm taking a sick day today.

    December 1

  • paulie s.

    I have a copy I bought from Powells which I am finished reading. Anyone who is still waiting for a copy is welcome to mine.

    November 27

  • Roberta

    Our book, "A Man Called Ove", is on sale for $4.95 through The sale ends November 29th.

    November 26

  • Marva P.

    There are anywhere from 17-20+ holds on this book at the library.

    October 17

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