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A Man Called Ove

Cover: 'A Man Called Ove'

Staff Review: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman

★★★★★

Ove is not an easy man to love. At age 59, he has lost his job because he is "outdated." He is cranky, opinionated, and gruff. On the other hand, Ove is someone that you can't help but like. He uses his thick emotional wall to hide great personal loss. When new neighbors with little respect for Ove's personal boundaries move in, his whole world begins to turn upside down. It is hard to say more without spoiling the experience of this wonderful book. This is a definite must read, a beautiful tale of humanity, and a hard book to put down!
 

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction

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