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A Man Called Ove : a novel Kendallville Adult Book Club Kit 19 / Fredrik Backman ; translation by Henning Koch.

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- (Author). Koch, Henning, 1962- (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch ADULT BOOK KIT19 FIC BAC 10BKS (Text) All Books in Kit (Books 1-10) 37516002019829 Adult Book Club Kit-10 Bks Available -
Osgood PL - Milan Branch FIC BAC (Text) 39692000827534 Fiction Area Available -

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  • Physical Description: 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books ; 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Kit contains 10 books.
Editions may vary, but most editions are Atria Books, 337 pg.
Originally published in Swedish as En man som heter Ove: Stockholm : Forum, 2012. This translation originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2014.
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.
Subject: Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Older men > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Neighborhoods > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

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