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A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman

Label
A man called Ove : a novel
Title
A man called Ove
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman
Creator
Contributor
MM50LA4N6D8
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. 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."--Publisher website
Member of
Summary
There is something about Ove. At first sight, he is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10319116
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • Translation of: Man som heter Ove
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9781476738017
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014015618
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn879468616
  • 204038
Label
A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • Translation of: Man som heter Ove
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9781476738017
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014015618
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn879468616
  • 204038

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