Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, 337 pages

First of all, for anyone who reads this book, Ove is pronounced "oo-vah."  I had the pleasure of listening to this delightful book that was originally published in Sweden.

Ove is 59, recently widowed and even more recently "retired" against his will from his job.  Ove's pretty much done with life and all of the yahoos who annoy him.

As he's planning his exit, new neighbors scrape his house with their trailer and he unwillingly becomes involved in their life.  I laughed, I cried and I enjoyed every minute of Ove's curmudgeonly story.  If I gave stars, this one would get 5 out of 5.

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