The novel, A Man Called Ove, is truly a story about just that - a man called Ove. When we first meet Ove, he is a crotchety, elderly man who is mad at the world and hates all people. His wife died six months ago and he has decided that he wants to be with her in the afterlife. As he is making plans to end his life, he meets his new neighbors and starts to change. This novel is all at once hilarious, sad and heartwarming. You definitely won't regret getting to know Ove! This is one of my favorite books from 2014. Read the first few pages about Ove trying to buy an iPad and you won't be able to put it down! Definitely one of the funniest books I've ever read and it made me think about what sort of lasting impact my life will have on others.
A curmudgeon hides beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior a terrible personal loss while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship. A first novel by the Swedish author of Things My Son Needs to Know About Life.