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A Man Called Ove: A Novel

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J. K. Simmons

9 Hours 14 Minutes

Simon & Schuster Audio

November 2019

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MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD

“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.” —People

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.

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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  • summernatandlaurenlol

    So heartwarming. Great narrator too.

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  • Barbi N.

    I laughed and laughed through out the book. Then then end...bittersweet. I cried like I have never cried at the end of a book. This book was my father, it was Grumpy Old Men movie in one person. It was love, heartache, sorrow, mourning and love again. I never wanted it to end. But in the end everything must end. Beautiful.

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  • Christopher S.

    I loved this story. Reminded me of my father in-law. And J.K. Simmons was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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  • Amy F.

    Loved every second! Bravo!!

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  • Joy M.

    I usually like mysteries but this quirky book took me by surprise! I loved it. Great story of simple mans life.

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  • Anonymous

    good story, good narrator

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  • Michelle E.

    All I can say is Wow! I haven’t enjoyed a story this much in years - it made me laugh, cry, anxious, indignant, but most of all it warmed my heart so much. Thank you Ove

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  • Alan R.

    Really enjoyed this story, could easily relate to the characters.

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  • Trisha H.

    I loved this book. It’s slow paced and purposeful, just like Ove. I literally laughed out loud several times. And I caught myself wiping actual tears, too. I’m going to miss his stories now that the book has ended.

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  • Shelley B.

    Thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish

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