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The Resource The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Title
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Statement of responsibility
Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans
Title variation
Diary of Hendrik Groen
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eng
Summary
A #1 international bestseller in the vein of Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove: a funny and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart.Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel—on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously. With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club—"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"—and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences. A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #1f4e79} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} *Includes reading group guide*
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The riotous journal of an octogenarian who is far from reaching the end of his life traces a year in his care home in Amsterdam, revealing the ups and downs of his misadventures with the anarchic "Old-But-Not-Dead Club" and a longtime crush whom he courted to devastating effect
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10570606
Cataloging source
BT
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  • Groen, Hendrik
  • Velmans, Hester
Dewey number
839.3137
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Velmans, Hester
  • Groen, Hendrik
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Series statement
Secret diary of Hendrik Groen
Series volume
0001
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:c42c775e-7ca0-4204-895b-000afce1b20a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781455542161
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c42c775e-7ca0-4204-895b-000afce1b20a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781455542161
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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