A Man Called Ove: a novel

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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 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.
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Grouped Work ID62782d1e-957b-3be4-c23e-eda8d6335d92
Grouping Titleman called ove
Grouping Authorbackman fredrik
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auth_author2Koch, Hening,
Koch, Henning, 1962-
Newbern, George, 1964-
Newbern, George.
authorBackman, Fredrik, 1981-
author2-role3M Company
Koch, Hening,translator.
Koch, Henning,1962-translator.
Newbern, George,1964-narrator.
Newbern, George.|Narrator
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display_descriptionOve is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'etat'.But behind the surly pedant there is a story, and a sadness. And when on a November morning his new (foreign) neighbours in the terraced house opposite accidentally flatten Ove's letterbox, it sets off a comical and heart-warming tale of unexpected friendship which will change one man - and one community - from their very foundations. Quirky and bittersweet, heartbreaking yet outrageously funny, A Man Called Ove is a life-affirming fable for our times.
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title_displayA Man Called Ove
title_fullA Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove / Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove A Novel
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A man called Ove : [large print] a novel / Fredrik Backman
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title_shortA Man Called Ove
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