By Fredrik Backman
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Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the form of guy who issues at humans he dislikes as though they have been burglars stuck outdoors his bed room window. He has staunch rules, strict exercises, and a quick fuse. humans name him “the sour neighbor from hell.” yet needs to Ove be sour simply because he doesn’t stroll round with a grin plastered to his face the entire time?
Behind the cranky external there's a tale and a unhappiness. So whilst one November morning a chatty younger couple with chatty younger daughters circulation in round the corner and by accident flatten Ove’s mailbox, it's the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming story of unkempt cats, unforeseen friendship, and the traditional paintings of backing up a U-Haul. All of in order to switch one cranky previous guy and a neighborhood residents’ organization to their very foundations.
A feel-good tale within the spirit of The not going Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s final Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel in regards to the indignant outdated guy round the corner is a considerate exploration of the profound influence one lifestyles has on numerous others. “If there has been an award for ‘Most captivating booklet of the Year,’ this primary novel via a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation could win palms down” (Booklist, starred review).
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