A Man Called Ove

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon- the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell . "But Must Ove Be Bitter Just Because He Does Not Walk Around With A Smile Plastered To His Face All The Time?

Behind The Cranky Exterior There Is A Story And A Sadness. So When One November Morning A Chatty Young Couple With Two Chatty Young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky Old Man And A Local Residents' Association To Their Very Foundations.

A Feel-Good Story In The Spirit Of  The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry  And  Major Pettigrew'S Last Stand , Fredrik Backman'S Novel About The Angry Old Man Next Door Is A Thoughtful Exploration Of The Profound One Life Has Impact On Countless Others. "If There Was An Award For 'Most Charming Book Of The Year,' This First Novel By A Swedish Blogger-Turned-Overnight-Sensation Would Win Hands Down" ( Booklist , Starred Review).