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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove 10

by Fredrik Backman
Publication Date: 09/06/2015
5/5 Rating 10 Reviews
RRP  $19.99 $17.25

The million-copy bestselling phenomenon, Fredrik Backman's heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step.

Perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project and David Nicholl's US.

New York Times bestseller

'Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving' Daily Mail

'Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it' Spectator Books of the Year

At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.

But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?

In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible...

Publication Date:
Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman is a Swedish blogger, columnist and author. He is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, and top ten bestsellers My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises and Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer.

His books are published in more than thirty-five countries and he has sold over seven million copies. The Scandal - published as Beartown in the US - is being adapted for TV by the team behind The Bridge. Fredrik lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

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  • Man called Ove

    by on

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well written and will read it again and again over time.
    One of the best.

  • Brilliant

    by on

    This is a novel that should be read by EVERYONE
    A novel of courage and strength in the face of normal everyday disasters as well as uncontrollable situations

    It is definitely one of my favourite books.
    It would be fabulous if this was on the Recommended reading list of every school.
    Plus, of course “Boys in the Boat”.
    In my opinion it’s books like these that will inspire children to achieve.

  • A beautiful story & a refreshing uplifting read.

    by on

    5 beautiful stars!! Oh my gosh this book had alllllllllll the feels, what a roller coaster ride it was, but a beautiful one :-) This book had me crying big fat tears one minute, and the next, laughing my head off. I will definitely be reading it again down the track. I can honestly say this is a delightful read, and while it pulls at your heart strings and makes you blubber like a baby, the circumstances always contain beauty in them. I haven’t read a book of this context before and it was so beautifully refreshing. It is going on my favourites list. I just loved it!!

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