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A man called Ove : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

A man called Ove : a novel

Backman, Fredrik 1981- (Author). Koch, Henning, (translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781476738017
  • ISBN: 1476738017
  • ISBN: 9781476738024
  • ISBN: 1476738025
  • Physical Description: print
    337 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: ©2014
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 4 / 5.0

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General Note:
Translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch.
Summary, etc.: 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 neighbour from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't 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.
Subject: Conduct of life Fiction
Negativism Fiction
Interpersonal relations Fiction
Intergenerational relations Fiction
Loss (Psychology) Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Neighbors Fiction
Older men Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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  • 102 of 113 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Woodbury Public Library.


  • 6 current holds with 113 total copies.

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