Following the smash success of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, another Swedish born book is capturing the interest of readers. Fredrick Backman’s A Man Called Ove has sold 2.8 million copies according to The New York Times. The book has already been adapted into a film which has an impressive 7.6 rating on imdb.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
The book is about a grouchy old man that has isolated himself from society. As fate would have it, an overly chatty family move in next to him and accidentally destroy his mailbox. Having chatty neighbors is one thing, but interference with one’s daily postage is whole other ball game.
After being forced to get more involved with each other’s lives, unexpected friendships begin to emerge. Without going into too much detail, Ove ends up learning some important lessons about life, while meeting some unexpected challenges along the way. Sound interesting? Read it!
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