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A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!Meet Ove. Hes a curmudgeonthe 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 doesnt 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 Oves 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 Pettigrews Last Stand, Fredrik Backmans 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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aperfectmjk
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@Laughterhp here's you #trappedonanisland picks. Sorry you haven't heard from your match. Hopefully you will like one of the titles I have chosen for you. Grab your tissues for A Man Called Ove!

@Lizpixie

Laughterhp Thanks! I just started Always in December today!! 2d
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Reading.w.Dee
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Backman has such a special way of writing and creating his characters, ensuring you feel emotionally invested in them. Ove proves human connection connecting with people is such a huge piece in life. When you lose your one and only, I can only imagine the gravity of loneliness, hopelessness, disorientation. This book proves that you never know what someone else is going through and a little bit of kindness can go a long way.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I enjoyed My Grandmother… by Backman years ago and enjoyed it. I saw this one starts in November and figured that was a good reason to read it now.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I really enjoy reading books in the season they are set. I‘ve been reading the Cedar Cove series for a bit now and want to read this one so I‘m set to read the Christmas one next month. While at the library to pick it up, I just felt like getting one more book. A Man Called Ove starts off in November.
Perfect #libraryhaul

Elizabeth2 Oh how I loved Ove. Enjoy your time with him and that quirky crew. ❤️ 1mo
CogsOfEncouragement I really enjoyed My Grandmother… so I figure I will like this one too. I‘ve only heard good things. Glad to hear you liked it too! 1mo
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Read4life
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#ManicMonday #letterM @CBee

📖 A Man Called Ove
🖋 Shannon Messenger
🎥 My Best Friend‘s Wedding, Major League, Mamma Mia
📺 The Masked Singer
🎤 Maroon 5
🎶 More Than Words, My Girl

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TheSpineView
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#ManicMonday #LetterM @cbee

📘 A Man Called Ove
🖊 George R. R. Martin
🎬 The Martian
🎤 The Moody Blues
🎶 Monday, Monday; My Cherie Amour; My Girl so many good songs.

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Susanita
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📙A Man Called Ove
🖊️Margaret Maron
🎥Monty Python and the Holy Grail
🎤Muse
🎶#manicmonday OR My Old School (Steely Dan)
#letterM

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BarkingMadRead
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#scarathlondailyprompts #guilt as in, I don‘t have any guilt about buying these books in Chicago today 🤷🏻‍♀️#scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

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swynn
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So, um, did anyone else see the promo for the film adaptation of "A Man Called Ove" and think "Oh Christ no ..."

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Texreader Indeed I had that reaction 1mo
wanderinglynn I saw the trailer. I thought the name change was 🙄 But I didn‘t have that reaction. I‘ve been a little crazed lately, so what am I missing? 1mo
swynn @wanderinglynn It's related to the name change. I can't help associating “Otto“ with the German comedian Otto Waalkes, whose brand includes a series of “Otto“ films, books, and a television series. His style is a rapid and relentlessly cheerful stream of one-liners, parody songs, and slapstick -- a sort of human Spongebob. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=otto+waalkes 1mo
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DuckOfDoom I had no idea based on the film poster that they meant this book... Why the name change? 1mo
JamieArc @DuckOfDoom If it‘s for an American audience, Ove is not a common name, so the change makes sense to me. 1mo
wanderinglynn Ah. That makes sense. Thanks for letting me know! 😀 1mo
julesG Same! I had Otto Waalkes in mind, too. 🤣🙄 1mo
swynn @DuckOfDoom @JamieArc Yeah, I assume it's to make the character more relatable to an American audience, but I don't know -- the book was pretty popular as "Ove"; don't they risk alienating the audience that made the story popular? I assume there are analysts who understand crowd psychology better than I do making these decisions. 1mo
swynn @julesG 😀👍 1mo
bthegood @swynn you may be giving executives in the film industry too much credit - it might not be anything more than “Americanizing“ the film (general belief that this needs to be done to introduce other cultures into US - like when ethnic food gets Americanized) - not much thought, just a patterned response - If they leave it Ove - people will still see Tom Hanks movie if they like Tom Hanks - the name change at least has people talking about it 🙂 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Last week the Ove in my life passed away. The funeral was yesterday and there was nothing to do but come home and listen to this. If you‘re lucky enough to have an Ove in your life then you know.

Susanita I‘m so sorry. 😥 1mo
CBee I‘m sorry, Jill 💔 1mo
TheSpineView So sorry for your loss 😢 1mo
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squirrelbrain Sorry for your loss Jill. 1mo
quietjenn I'm sorry 💙 1mo
BookNAround I‘m so sorry you lost such a special person. 1mo
Jas16 I am so sorry for your loss. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Oh wow, so sorry for your loss. 1mo
BittersweetBooks So sorry for your loss 😔 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence 😔 I'm so sorry you're going through this. Sending strength. 1mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 1mo
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry for your loss! 😔 1mo
sprainedbrain So sorry. ❤️ 1mo
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CBee
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Y‘ALL!!!! How did I not KNOW about this?!? One of my favorite books, one of my favorite actors - I am so excited about this. Watch the trailer, it looks so great ♥️♥️♥️

lele1432 Ohhh perfect casting!! 2mo
CBee @lele1432 he could play any character, I swear. I adore him 😊 2mo
peanutnine Ahh yay! This looks so good! 2mo
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CBee @peanutnine seriously can‘t wait! 2mo
Sargar114 Crap this has been on my shelf since last Christmas…I better get cracking! 2mo
CBee @Sargar114 yes, you must! It‘s an amazing book ♥️ 2mo
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Beck9lol
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I hate they changed the name, but know there is a Swedish version out there. I hope this is good. This is one of my favorite books. It may get me to finally go into a theater. It‘s been some dark years.

TheHungryBookworms Yeah the name switch threw me off but the trailer seems pretty good. And it fallows the original story for what I have seen so I will watch it. 2mo
jlhammar The Swedish film adaptation is wonderful. I'll still give this a try though. 2mo
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Tonton
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

New book to film adaption of A Man Called Ove but for some reason now Otto: link with trailer https://deadline.com/video/a-man-called-otto-trailer-tom-hanks/

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MaggieCarr
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kspenmoll Great actor but I have a hard time picturing him as Ove! 2mo
Tamra @kspenmoll 🤔 2mo
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Traci1
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Oh my gosh, this looks really good. I loved Ove so much, and I can't wait for the movie.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/eFYUX9l-m5I

AmyG Oh wow. 2mo
jlhammar The Swedish film adaptation is so good. I'll be interested to see how the American version compares! 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @jlhammar I loved that one too! I can‘t wait for this version as well! 2mo
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Traci1 @jlhammar I need to see if I can find that one to stream somewhere. 2mo
TheBookDream AAAAAH! I loved the original movie so much! 2mo
JamieArc It so nice that some good movies are finally coming out. Looking forward to this one! 2mo
MadelineMcCrae The original movie was so good. I think they‘ve done a great job adapting Backman‘s books so far. I‘m not sure how to feel about an American version… 2mo
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Jilly6183
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My husband caught me sobbing as I finished this if that tells you anything about it. Backman really knows how to tell a beautiful story.

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Eggs
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Ove never makes a full #recovery after his life‘s tragedies, but he learns to be in the moment and celebrate life with those around him who love him…

#IndelibleMoments @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Texreader Oh how I love Ove 2mo
Eggs The actors who play him in the film are great! 2mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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This charming novel about the cantankerous Ove is darker than I expected, but ultimately an uplifting story. Ove is pretty unlikable at first, but as his backstory is revealed, one can understand why Ove is the man he is. Tragic and laugh out loud funny, I was completely in love with life on this little Swedish street. Even with the novel‘s predictability, this is a story that reminds us that there is always something worth living for. 4⭐️

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peanutnine
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This was such a sweet, heartwarming, yet sometimes poignant story about a man called Ove who struggles to find meaning in his life now that his wife has passed. He is annoyed easily by his disruptive neighbors, a stray cat, and the world in general. I loved the writing style and how more about Ove's life is revealed slowly through flashbacks. My first Backman but definitely not my last 😊

CBee One of my favorite books, and the one that introduced me to Backman! Another favorite is 3mo
CBee And of course 3mo
Ladygodiva7 I wish I could read this book again for the first time!!! 3mo
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peanutnine @CBee I just acquired a copy of My Grandmother so that will probably be the next of his to read 3mo
peanutnine @Ladygodiva7 it was so lovely! 3mo
CBee @peanutnine I can‘t pick a favorite of his - they‘re all so great! 3mo
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RickW
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Wow! The best book I‘ve read this year. Ove is an anachronistic middle aged widow who has a heart of gold but you wouldn‘t know it. He takes nonsense from no one and expects excellence from everyone. There are so many life lessons in this work of fiction that it has to be one of the best books of the decade. Backman uses a very small geographic area to tell this epic story, relying more on deep character development and it works.

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Crazycatlady1
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This book was incredible. Ove is a heartbroken man who just wants to be left alone so he can make decisions about his life. He comes to realize though that there are others who need him. He learns to open up and accept love in all of its forms again.

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Lizthewiz
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Mehso-so

I gave this one a “so-so” because it just kind of drug on for me. I think I might have enjoyed this more if I read it instead of listened to the audiobook. The ending was sweet though.

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RickW
A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

Currently reading. Wow, first few chapters are brilliant.

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Yahui07
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Late to the party!!😀😀
Enjoyed this book very much. A Fredrick Backman style book!

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Read4life
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Love Ove 💙 Love Backman‘s books 💙

#AlphabetGame #LetterM

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My choice too! 💙 4mo
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Susanita
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TheSpineView
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#LetterM

My favorite letter "M" book is A Man Called Ove.

Two others are on my favorites list are:

Morning Star by Pierce Brown
The Martian by Andy Weir

PageShifter I loved this too! 4mo
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La_Cori
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#alphabetgame
#letterM

"He was a man of black and white.
And she was color. All the color he had."

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💙 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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My first thought was Ove 💙

You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away.”

#Quirkycharacters
#ArtfulAugust

Dragon Great book 📖 💚🐉 4mo
Allylu Definitely quirky! Nobody else could possibly make attempts at suicide seem funny. That sounds terrible, but I loved Ove. 4mo
Eggs The film adaptation was good! 4mo
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Kshakal
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Eggs Perfection 👍🏼 4mo
Chrissyreadit When is your bday? 4mo
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Chrissyreadit Ahhh! I completely missed it! It wasn‘t on the email and I kept forgetting to ask 4mo
Kshakal @Chrissyreadit no worries!! 4mo
Kshakal @Chrissyreadit just curious about coffee and cozy book club… I haven‘t received anything yet and just want to make sure I haven‘t missed something 🤓 4mo
Chrissyreadit No- It‘s getting mailed tomorrow. 4mo
Kshakal @Chrissyreadit sounds good! 😊😊😊 4mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Elizabethtown meets UP. Of course I cried! 😭 This was beautiful, I want more stories that feel like this, that bit of cantankerous humour and such deep wells of compassion, honest exploration of grief, and the championing of forgiveness and personal growth. As I journey to my final form of Curmudgeon ™, please let me turn into one like Ove. WARNING for: fatphobia, ableism, ageism, homophobia and a whopping load of suicidal ideation.

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Robotswithpersonality
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Today's favourite line:

"'Why are you so terrifically angry?' the garage door wondered."

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Robotswithpersonality
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Nasanin has my whole heart. ?

"'BOOK!' screams the three year old..."
"... grammatically challenged little natural disaster. She looks up and her whole face smiles at him. 'Read!' she orders him in an excitable manner, holding up a book with her arms stretched out so far she almost loses her balance."

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sarahbellum
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I know many of you adore this book, but, at the risk of sounding heartless, this book wasn‘t for me. I don‘t want to yuck your yum, so I‘ll just leave it at that instead of spiraling into a rant. I know Backman has quite a following here- are all his books similar to this one?

July #bookspin complete!

fredthemoose No—I‘ve reacted differently to several of his books. I loved Beartown and Us Against You, hated Anxious People, and was somewhere in the middle for this one. 🤷‍♀️ He could be worth another try. 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence So I read Ove back when it came out and loved it, and since then I‘ve read 5+ of his others and loved them for different reasons. The thing is, I‘m not sure I would love Ove if I read it now. The mood has sort of changed and it might seem to saccharin now. But either way, my opinion is, don‘t write him off yet. 4mo
sarahbellum @fredthemoose @LiteraryinLawrence thank you both! Sounds like I should give him another shot 4mo
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MadelineMcCrae I really loved all of his books, but Beartown and Us Against You weren‘t really my cup of tea. I think it just depends on if the plot of the book is something you‘d be interested in. (edited) 4mo
sarahbellum @MadelineMcCrae thanks for the insight! 🙂 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Different books fit different people!! 4mo
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Eggs
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Ove is reluctant to engage emotionally, but the stray cat kind of chooses Ove…one of my favorite books. Recently watched the film with @SarahBradley - so good 💔🐈🧡

#KittenDay #JulyJam @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

sherri Loved this one! Also, Britt-Marie Was Here is great (and similar to Ove). 5mo
JuliaTheBookNerd I loved this book! I really need to do a reread 💙 5mo
Eggs @sherri @JuliaTheBookNerd Anxiously awaiting the next Backman🧡🧡 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Ove!! 💙 5mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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Words can be crafted into such beauty. I applaud Fredrick Backman for this beautiful journey ♡ Xx

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Ove 💙 5mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too! 😍 He's an unforgettable character 💕 Xx 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 5mo
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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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Look up the definition for 'curmudgeon' in the Dictionary, I'm fairly certain you'll be met with a picture of this delightful grump. I'm not kidding when I say this book broke me - never before had I cried at a book (apparently it's a slippery slope once you start because I've cried buckets since). There's every chance you'll cry & possibly choke on your own snot with laughter a few pages later. You can't spell love without Ove! And I love Ove! ♡

Suet624 Great review. And I agree. 5mo
ReadingOver50 There is a movie version on Amazon Prime. It is very good. 5mo
CoffeeNBooks This is one of my absolute favorite books! And I thought the movie was really good, too! 5mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Suet624 Aww, thank you 😘. Its lovely to meet another Ove fan 😍 Xx 5mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @ReadingOver50 Oh, I've been meaning to watch it 🥰. I'll definitely get round to it now you and @CoffeeNBooks gave me such a glowing recommendation 😍. Thank you ❤️. I'm patiently (not so patiently) waiting for the newest version where Tom Hanks plays Ove to be released 😊. I can't wait! @CoffeeNBooks it's one of my all-time favourites too 💕. I've already finished it twice Xx 5mo
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aperfectmjk
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@Laughterhp here's your books that made it to the island! I hope you find a new favorite book!

Happy reading!

#trappedonanisland

Laughterhp I‘ve been needing an excuse to pick up a Man Called Ove! Thanks!! 5mo
aperfectmjk @Laughterhp that's the whole reason I came up with the challenge. There's so many books I want to read, sometimes I just need the push to read them. 5mo
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HappilyEverKrafter
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Can Fredrik Backman do no wrong?!

I ADORE his books. I‘ve read “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She‘s Sorry,” “Britt-Marie was Here,” “Beartown,” “Us Against You,” “Anxious People,” and now “A Man Called Ove.” He just writes with such a lovely, funny, gut wrenching style. If you are just looking for a *good* book, get one of these.

My favorite is “Anxious People.”

IuliaC I totally agree, great author! I loved "Anxious People" too! 7mo
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Another_bibliophile
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Can I get another book like this in my lifetime?
Not possible
Best book ever read and never gonna find a similar one
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Beachbum
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I just started this highly recommended one found in Booktube. I think we all know an “Ove” . It‘s supposed to be a tearjerker and break your heart. Let‘s see if I can bear it 🥺#booktube #booktuberecommendation #fredrikbackman

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Bethanyroe
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What an incredibly sweet and precious book. Themes: you never know what‘s going on beneath the surface of someone‘s hard exterior, and the power of persistent love and acceptance can change everything.

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Gran Torino

Cortg There's a Swedish-Norwegian production from 2015/2016 that was well done. 10mo
TheSpineView @Cortg 👍🤩😊 10mo
Klou Perfect! 10mo
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Lindsbooklover93
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I listened to A Man Called Ove on audio. It was really good and a very emotional read. I couldn't put it down. #litsy #booklover #audio

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Texreader
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If you haven‘t read this wonderful heartwarming book yet, the ebook is now on sale. This became one of my favorite books ever instantaneously.

maich It is awesome and funny. I recommend it too! 10mo
bookishdawg The audiobook narrated by George Newbern is wonderful too 👍🏻 10mo
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