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A man called Ove : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; [translation by Henning Koch]

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- (author.). Koch, Henning, 1962- (translator.).
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Available copies

  • 70 of 103 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Greenwood Public Library.

Current holds

10 current holds with 103 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood BAC (Text) 36626103755633 Adult Fiction Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood BAC (Text) 36626103822912 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476738024
  • ISBN: 1476738025
  • Physical Description: 337 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Washington Square Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Swedish in 2014 as En man som heter Ove.
Includes excerpt from the author's book: Britt-Marie was Here (pages [343]-[357]).
Summary, etc.:
"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 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Target Audience Note:
870L Lexile
Subject: Older men > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Neighborhoods > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Humorous / General.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

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