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81jqznuvy4l.jpgA Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman finally came into my hands after a long wait in the library que. I am happy to have read this touching story. It was worth the wait.

Ove is a 59-year-old man living in Sweden who one might describe as a cantankerous curmudgeon. After the death of his wife and the loss of his job, Ove sees no reason for living and decides to kill himself. There’s just one problem however, every time he tries to take his life, he is interrupted by circumstances beyond his control which postpone his date with the Grim Reaper.

This is a delightful story filled with colorful people who are clearly defined and lovable. Even Ove who is a chronic complainer with OCD, is lovable – quirks and all.

It is apparent to me why this novel is so popular. It epitomizes the old adage of even dark clouds have a silver lining. Enjoy!

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About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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