A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove 7

by Fredrik Backman

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 09/06/2015

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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...

ISBN:
9781444775815
9781444775815
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
09-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
198x131x21mm
Weight:
0.22kg
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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  • Amazing

    by on

    One of the best novels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. I will definitely be purchasing more Fredrik Backman novels in the very near future.

  • You are what you are and you do what you do

    by on

    I was contemplating giving up on Ove until I got to the Sonja chapter (A man who was Ove and a woman on a train/ch 14). Then I devoured every word. I cried too - sometimes with sadness but mostly with happiness.

  • Brilliant!

    by on

    This is a story about an old-fashioned cantankerous old man in a small neighbourhood. It's a beautiful story that, at the end, had me sobbing heavily. I read this about 5 months ago, but still think about it a lot. This is how I determine my ultimate rating - how did it affect me, and was it short-term? Highly recommended...but bring the tissues.

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