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A man called Ove : a novel / Fredrik Backman.

Backman, Fredrik 1981- (author.). Simmons, J. K., (narrator.).

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Slater Public Library - Griswold BCD BAC (Text to phone) 31252140628926 Adult Fiction CD Checked out 03/18/2021

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General Note: Translated from the Swedish.
Translation of: Man som heter Ove.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by J. K. Simmons.
Summary, etc.: A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Interpersonal relations Fiction
Loss (Psychology) Fiction
Conduct of life Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Neighbors Fiction
Older men Fiction
Neighborhoods Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.

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A Man Called Ove : A Novel
A Man Called Ove : A Novel
by Backman, Fredrik; Simmons, J. K. (Read by)
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A Man Called Ove : A Novel


Fredrik Backman's blockbuster bestselling debut novel is now available in a brand-new recording narrated by Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons In this "charming debut" ( People ) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, 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 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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