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The Resource A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch

A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch

Label
A man called Ove
Title
A man called Ove
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Creator
Contributor
MM50LA4N6D8
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
There is something about Ove. At first sight, he 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...The word-of-mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, 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 - and less ready to judge on first impressions a man you might one day wish to have as your dearest friend
Member of
Summary
A curmudgeon hides beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior a terrible personal loss while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10319116
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.738
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koch, Henning
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Communities
Target audience
adult
Label
A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Swedish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054955602
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781444775815
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)899704615
Label
A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Swedish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054955602
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781444775815
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)899704615

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