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The Resource A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Label
A Man Called Ove
Title
A Man Called Ove
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translation from the Swedish by Henning Koch
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MM50LA4N6D8
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!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 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. 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 impact one life has 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)
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Summary
A curmudgeon hides beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior a terrible personal loss while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
Theme
Tone
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Character
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10319116
Cataloging source
BT
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
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870
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1962-
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Koch, Henning
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
A Man Called Ove
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:bca861b6-2ba7-4c25-bc95-10edcea295a7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781476738031
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Man Called Ove
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bca861b6-2ba7-4c25-bc95-10edcea295a7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781476738031
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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