A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
“I wanted to not like Ove (pronounced Oovah). Frankly, he reminded me of a horrible neighbor I had once! However, despite myself, I loved this crotchety old guy. And I’m sure, much to his own dismay, he surprised himself when his own deeply-ingrained capacity for compassion, love, and generosity emerged. I loved how the author drew me into this little row-house community in Sweden with all of its mishaps, struggles, and amazing adventures and how events conspired to help this old man understand that there can be things in this world that are worth fighting for and make life worth living.”
–Tessa, Patron Services
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