Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Spotlight Giveaway! A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


I have sooooo many books! The Book Spotlight Giveaway feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the many books I have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy these treasures.

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I've got a great book for you today! It's a gently used copy of a fabulous read. This is a book that everyone seems to be talking about right now. I read it for one of my book clubs and we all loved the story and especially loved Ove. I ended up with two copies so I am letting one go. One option in the giveaway is to comment about this book or other books by this author. I am hoping you can help me pick which one of his books to read next. 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman

Paperback, 337 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Washington Square Press 

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

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 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. 

  

About the author

Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman, a blogger and columnist, is the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry. Both were number one bestsellers in his native Sweden and around the world, and are being published in more than thirty five territories. His latest novel is Britt-Marie Was Here. He lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.

Connect with Fredrik





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15 comments:

  1. I think you should read My Grandmother Asked Me to tell You She's sorry. The reviews are all good!

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    1. I've heard great things about that one too.

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  2. "I loved A Man Called Ove! And now I'm not sure which book of Backman's I should read next. Leave your suggestion in the comments. Or tell me what you thought of Ove." I saw the movie, and I thought Ove was memorably cranky! Excellent actor!

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    1. I have the movie on my list to watch. I think it would be amazing.

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    1. I agree. I hope the rest of his novels live up to this one. I have heard great things about so many of his other books.

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  4. The book sounds fantastic. I really like the character of Ove, he reminds me of someone I know.

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    1. Oh me too, Anita. I kept thinking of hubby as a I was reading about Ove. Shhhh, don't tell him I said that. :)

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  5. Friends have told me it does not matter what to read first or next of his works but to read them.

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    1. Sounds like very good advice. Thanks, Stacy!

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  6. I haven't read this yet, but I recently finished The Curious Charms of Author Pepper and heard it was similar. I loved this book. Thank you

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    1. I haven't heard of that book, Linda. I'll have to check it out and add it to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  7. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I've not yet read anything by Fredrik Backman, but I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on A Man Called Ove! It's on request at my local library.

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  8. I have not read any of Backman's books so I can't suggest any but "A Man Called Ove" sounds very interesting. Thank you for the chance.

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  9. i have not read or i might now sure i try to read as many ias i can get my hand on

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