After Hours Book Club — “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman
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Thursday, February 16, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
About the Book
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 foundation.
About the author
Fredrik Backman grew up in Helsingborg, Scania, Sweden. He now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.
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Age Range: 18+
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