A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This beautiful engaging, quirky story made me laugh and cry, both. The combination of despair and humor makes quite a combination. Ove is a cantankerous curmudgeon who doesn't give a fig about what others think of him. He has lost the love of his life which exacerbates his usual grumpiness and his reason to live. However, through a long series of events and interactions with people around him, the man's talents and treasures emerge, and he becomes a caring human being who is loved by many. Translated from Swedish, the language used is lovely. It's gentle, charming and funny. Wonderful story telling!
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