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A man called Ove : a novel / Fredrik Backman.


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 neighbour 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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476738017
  • ISBN: 1476738017
  • ISBN: 9781476738024
  • ISBN: 1476738025
  • ISBN: 9781668010815
  • ISBN: 166801081X
  • Physical Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
870L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 6.1 15 15 188557
Language Note:
Translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Conduct of life > Fiction.
Negativism > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > FIction.
Intergenerational relations > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Neighbors > Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life.
Intergenerational relations.
Interpersonal relations.
Loss (Psychology)
Older men.
Elderly men > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Neighborhood > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > FIction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 54 of 61 copies available at Westchester Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library. (Show)


  • 4 current holds with 61 total copies.
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Bedford Hills Free Library BACKMAN (Text) 31003151369342 Fiction Available -
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