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The Resource A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman

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
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
In this charming debut ("People") from one of Sweden s most successful authors, 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. 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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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • Translation of: Man som heter Ove
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014015618
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781476738017
Lccn
2014015618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Swedish
  • Translation of: Man som heter Ove
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014015618
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781476738017
Lccn
2014015618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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