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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called OveA Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

This is an admirable translation of a sweet and funny tale of a grumpy old man who just wants to die. I laughed out loud several times, and this book is full of quote worthy one liners.

Learning about Ove’s past was the highlight for me in this book, although the scenes with his wife were a close second. Ove’s “old man temperaments” were spot on and he even reminded me of my own grandpa (although admittedly my grandpa is less grumpy).

Hardcover, 337 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Atria Books (first published August 27th 2012)
ISBN13: 9781476738017

Reviewer: Dana
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Recommendation: 4/5