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A Man Called Ove: A Novel

In this New York Times bestselling “charming debut” (People)—soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks—from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

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368 pages

Average rating: 8.09

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AnneMercer
May 24, 2024
10/10 stars
This is a great book from start to finish. I found myself laughing and feeling guilty for laughing and then deciding that is exactly what we need to do sometimes. Laugh at the things that are darkest in life so that they become lighter. This author’s writer tickles my very odd funny bone and I love it. I will read his other books and hope this isn’t an anomaly because I know I will need another good laugh. Would I recommend this book? Definitely!...read more
Sallysbooks
May 08, 2024
10/10 stars
Brilliant characters and Ove is just wonderful.
alizard2
Apr 16, 2024
10/10 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and is one of the best that I've read. Grumpy old men are my favorites! It held my attention and I even cried in a few places. We need more men like Ove!
peachykeen22
Mar 31, 2024
3/10 stars
endearing but monotonous, uncomfortable and boring oops
LombardyLand
Mar 30, 2024
8/10 stars
We liked this book overall - the journey of Ove and his self-discovery (or discovery by everyone else) about his true character sparked a lot of conversations and comparisons to today vs. when the book was written.

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