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The New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!

A Best Book of the Year
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Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon. 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?

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.

A Man Called Ove

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and is getting rave reviews!

“A charming debut.”

—People

“The perfect book.”

—San Francisco Chronicle

“You will laugh, you will cry, as his heartbreaking story unfolds through the diverse cast of characters that enter his life, all uninvited. You will never look at the grumpy people who come into your life in quite the same way. A very memorable read.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune, Best Books of 2015

A Man Called Ove is exquisite….Backman’s characters feel so authentic that readers will likely find analogues living in their own neighborhoods.”

—Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“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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