A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781476738024
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781476738031
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! 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. A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, 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).

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781476738017
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781444775822
Year 2014-07-03
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The million-copy bestselling phenomenon, Fredrik Backman's heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. Perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project and David Nicholl's US. New York Times bestseller 'Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving' Daily Mail 'Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it' Spectator Books of the Year At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible...

Britt Marie Was Here

Britt Marie Was Here Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781473617223
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The number 1 European bestseller by the author of New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie was Here is a funny, poignant and uplifting tale of love, community, and second chances. For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy, or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives, then spoons). We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places.

Summary of A Man Called Ove

Summary of A Man Called Ove Author Instaread
ISBN-10 9781683785002
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 37
Language en
Publisher Instaread
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Summary of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman | Includes Analysis Preview: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a novel titled after its cranky but quietly heroic protagonist. A heart condition has forced Ove, a 59-year-old widower, into early retirement. Now lacking purpose and overwhelmed by grief for his late wife, Ove finds himself contemplating suicide. Flashing back and forth between his interactions with his quirky neighbors in the present day and the story of his past, readers learn what makes this colorful character tick. Somewhere in Sweden, a man called Ove has lived in a row house for nearly 40 years. Until six months ago, his beloved wife Sonja lived there with him, but she has died after a four-year battle with cancer. Now Ove’s life consists mostly of picking arguments with people and visiting Sonja’s grave. He feels very alone. Before this row house, Ove lived in one other home: the one he shared with his father... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9786023850235
Year 2016-03-11
Pages 448
Language id
Publisher Noura Books
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Sebelum terlibat lebih jauh dengannya, biar kuberi tahu. Lelaki bernama Ove ini mungkin bukan tipemu. Ove bukan tipe lelaki yang menuliskan puisi cinta atau menyanyikan lagu saat kencan pertama. Dia juga bukan tetangga yang akan menyambutmu di depan pagar sambil tersenyum hangat. Ove tidak akan seramah itu. Dia lelaki antisosial yang memandang orang sekitarnya sebagai sekelompok anak muda dungu dan tidak berguna. Dia tidak mudah percaya kepada siapa pun. Seumur hidup, yang bisa dipercayainya hanyalah Sonja yang cantik, mencintai buku-buku, dan menyukai kejujuran Ove. Sonja yang tetap tersenyum sambil bercerita panjang lebar di samping Ove, meski lelaki itu hanya terdiam sepanjang waktu. Orang melihat Ove sebagai lelaki hitam-putih, sedangkan Sonja penuh warna. Tak pernah ada yang menanyakan kehidupan Ove sebelum bertemu Sonja. Namun bila ada yang bertanya, dia akan menjawab bahwa dia tidak hidup. Begitu pun tanpanya, Ove merasa lebih baik mati saja. Sebab, di dunia ini yang bisa dicintainya hanya tiga hal: kebenaran, mobil Saab, dan Sonja. Lalu… masih inginkah kau mengenal lelaki bernama Ove ini? "Kau akan tertawa, menangis, bersimpati terhadap orang temperamen yang kau temui dalam kisah memesona ini." (People) "Secara keseluruhan, Anda akan mendapatkan cerita yang penuh semangat, keteguhan hidup, dan kisah jenaka tentang menemukan kebaikan, cinta, dan kebahagiaan di tempat yang paling tidak memungkinkan." (Sunday Express) "Cerita Ove memuat kesedihan yang tampaknya justru mendorong penulis mengemasnya dengan kehangatan dan humor. Kisah pahit dan mengharukan yang meyakinkan pembaca akan kekuatan persahabatan, bahkan mungkin cinta pada kucing." (Psychologies Magazine) [Mizan, Noura Books, Novel, Terjemahan, Cinta, Indonesia]

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781501160486
Year 2016-11-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa’s work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden. As they wait together on the bench, they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics. Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife, what it was like to lose her. She’s as real to him now as the first day he met her, but he dreads the day when he won’t remember her. Sometimes Grandpa sits on the bench next to Ted, Noah’s father -- Ted who never liked math, prefers writing and playing guitar, and has waited his entire life for his father to have time for him, to accept him. But in their love of Noah, they have found a common bond. Grandpa, Grandma, Ted, and Noah all meet here, in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time. And here is where they will learn to say goodbye, the scent of hyacinths in the air, nothing to fear.

Conversations on a Man Called Ove a Novel by Fredrik Backman

Conversations on a Man Called Ove  a Novel by Fredrik Backman Author Daily Books
ISBN-10 1537489240
Year 2016-09-04
Pages 66
Language en
Publisher
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrik Backman There is a man who has lost all hope in life. He has been brought up to do the right thing, but has never been able to show much emotion. After the death of his beloved wife, Ove has no reason to live. That is until an Iranian woman named Parwaneh shows up next door with her clumsy husband and two adorable daughters.Gradually, Ove realizes that as much as he misses his wife, he could contribute something to society and, in turn, gain from other people.A heartwarming and simple story of a man who finds a purpose in life, A Man Called Ove is humorous and heartrending in equal parts. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and its world come alive, and even after the last page of the book is closed,the story still lives on, inciting questions and curiosity.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into this world that continues to lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Foster a deeper understanding of the book* Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups* Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately* Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience of A Man Called Ove. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781444775860
Year 2015-06-04
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A must-read for fans of Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, by the author of the New York Times bestselling phenomenon A Man Called Ove will charm and delight anyone who has ever had a grandmother. Everyone remembers the smell of their grandmother's house. Everyone remembers the stories their grandmother told them. But does everyone remember their grandmother flirting with policemen? Driving illegally? Breaking into a zoo in the middle of the night? Firing a paintball gun from a balcony in her dressing gown? Seven-year-old Elsa does. Some might call Elsa's granny 'eccentric', or even 'crazy'. Elsa calls her a superhero. And granny's stories, of knights and princesses and dragons and castles, are her superpower. Because, as Elsa is starting to learn, heroes and villains don't always exist in imaginary kingdoms; they could live just down the hallway. As Christmas draws near, even the best superhero grandmothers may have one or two things they'd like to apologise for. And, in the process, Elsa can have some breath-taking adventures of her own . . .

Trivia a Man Called Ove a Novel by Fredrik Backman Trivia On Books

Trivia  a Man Called Ove  a Novel by Fredrik Backman  Trivia On Books Author Trivion Books
ISBN-10 1537789104
Year 2016-12-17
Pages 70
Language en
Publisher
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Trivia-on-Book: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Ove is not a very likable man. He is a strict, bitter, and angry old man. Because of the tragedy he has faced in his life, he is also a very sad man. No one knows who he really is because they don't dare get close to him. After a new family moves in next to him, things begins to change for Ove. This family may just have what it takes to help Ove see the brighter side of life. This tale of tragedy and grief becomes a journey that will lead Ove down a path of understanding, love, and lasting friendship. A Man Called Ove is the bestselling debut novel from Fredrik Backman, one of Sweden's most popular writers. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!

Summary of A Man Called Ove

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ISBN-10 1683784928
Year 2016-09-19
Pages 30
Language en
Publisher Idreambooks
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Summary of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Includes Analysis Preview: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a novel titled after its cranky but quietly heroic protagonist. A heart condition has forced Ove, a 59-year-old widower, into early retirement. Now lacking purpose and overwhelmed by grief for his late wife, Ove finds himself contemplating suicide. Flashing back and forth between his interactions with his quirky neighbors in the present day and the story of his past, readers learn what makes this colorful character tick. Somewhere in Sweden, a man called Ove has lived in a row house for nearly 40 years. Until six months ago, his beloved wife Sonja lived there with him, but she has died after a four-year battle with cancer. Now Ove's life consists mostly of picking arguments with people and visiting Sonja's grave. He feels very alone. Before this row house, Ove lived in one other home: the one he shared with his father... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Includes Analysis - Summary of the Book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

The Scandal

The Scandal Author Fredrik Backman
ISBN-10 9781405930215
Year 2017-08-10
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Scandal tells of a terrible crime that fractures a town and all of the people in it. When the worst happens, who will have the courage to stand against everyone else? 'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson.' The New York Times Book Review ________ 'Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there.' For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. Everyone can feel the excitement. A bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear. With the town's future at stake, no one can stand by or stay silent. Everyone is on one side or the other. Which side would you be on?

A Man Called Ove Summarized for Busy People

A Man Called Ove   Summarized for Busy People Author Goldmine Reads
ISBN-10
Year 2017-07-31
Pages 63
Language en
Publisher
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This book summary is created for individuals who want to flesh out the important contents and are too busy to go through the entire original book. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Ove is "the bitter neighbor from hell." He is the cranky stickler—the curmudgeon who points his fingers and scowls at the people he detests. If Ove dislikes you, he will make it known. Grouchy as Ove's exterior may be, inside is a heart softened by his past. So when friendly Patrick and Parvaneh, along with their two friendly young daughters, move in one November morning and accidentally knock over Ove's mailbox, a wacky yet heartwarming tale unfolds. A Man Called Ove is a story of unlikely friendships, bedraggled cats, and the unknown art of backing up trailers. Fredrik Backman masterfully tells how all these will shake a grumpy old man and his local neighborhood to their cores. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Author Phaedra Patrick
ISBN-10 9780778319337
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harlequin
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In this poignant and curiously charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met--a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life's infinite possibilities.