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a man called ove : released may 2016
Author: Fredrik Backman

Publisher: Sceptre Publishers
ISBN: 978-1444775815
Pages: 320
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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...

Review
Delightful ... the perfect holiday read.

It's the most enchanting, beautiful tale.

A warm and tender story about love, loss and second chances, peppered with memorable characters, wonderful set pieces and some beautifully black humour. Ove is a joy from start to finish.

It's warm, funny, and ultimately almost unbearably moving.

An uplifting, life-affirming and often comic tale of how kindness, love and happiness can be found in the most unlikely places.

A charming debut.

There is a method to the madness - by the end of this funny and touching book, you'll come round to Ove's way of thinking.