In this New York Times bestselling “charming debut” (People)—soon to be a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks—from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, 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 cur
Author Fredrik Backman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Published Date 2015-05-05
ISBN 1476738025 9781476738024
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Lisamorris shared a tip "How can the story of a grumpy old man be so engaging?"
lexy_writes shared a tip "I thought that this book was okay"
sher_free shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2"
jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "This book is on my top 10 best books of all time. It’s moving, funny, and so easy to get lost in."
DancingDino shared a tip "Very hard to get into but the ending was worth it."
miaparker shared a tip "I loved both the book 📕 and the movie!! 🎥 … 👍🏾👍🏾"
danette shared a tip "Very good read!"
yasmineguroluk shared a tip "Incredible story! A must read!"
ricky_a shared a tip "Wry novel of older Swedish man whose getting by after his wife’s passing."
skye_edelson-bennett shared a tip "It was slow at first and took a little bit to get into, but ended up being very sweet and I really liked it."
jodilu shared a tip "Who would have thought that a book about a grumpy old man would be so good?"
2LZ shared a tip "This is my favorite book ever!"
hailey_brock shared a tip "Although Ove is most certainly a grumpy man, that doesn’t mean he is not capable of redeption."
chezzy_8748 shared a tip "A beautiful story about pining for a loved one, cats, friendship, and out look on life."
kim_gc shared a tip "Every once in awhile you need a feel good read that will leave you smiling long after finishing it. This is that book."
cassie_moran_2219 shared a tip "I really connected with the characters and most definitely cried... twice"
addie_anderson_6277 shared a tip "This book is literary perfection. Love it."
addie_anderson_6277 shared a tip "I listened to the audiobook version. Loved the narrator"
jon_christensen shared a tip "The movie was good too."
mary_howard_blackbu shared a tip "Loved this book"
mary_howard_blackbu shared a tip "One of my favorite books and favorite authors. Must read his newest book Anxious People."
mary_howard_blackbu shared a tip "I adore this book. Fredrick Backman is the best writer"
kara_6158 shared a tip "Just like they said I would, I laughed AND cried reading this book. Incredibly heartwarming."
phatima_mitchell shared a tip "I loved loved loved loved this book. Understanding loss and true love. Amazing!"
cassidy_7847 shared a tip "Felt like I was reading a modern day Netflix show"
cassidy_7847 shared a tip "Seems very similar. TBR List."
nicole_l_4503 shared a tip "I liked Water for Elephants. Which really was only the same in that it was a story of an old man, but a great book"
andrea_roebuck shared a tip "Sweet and heartwarming"
laura_freeman_6735 shared a tip "I really liked it but did the audio. I found it heartwarming but still very funny."
sarrah_anderson shared a tip "I laughed, I cried, and it had me hanging on its every word! Great book!"
shirley_schwartz shared a tip "One of my all time favourites! Loved this book!"
jennifer_priore shared a tip "This is funny, uplifting and hopeful. Fantastic book"
ok.camdyn shared a tip "Wonderfully told story about a man that learns to open his heart to others once again."
laurie_pietz_235 shared a tip "This book made me laugh and cry."
camalia_mcmunn shared a tip "This is the only book of his that I've read so far. Are his other books good as well? Which one(s) do you recommend?"
heidi_oneil shared a tip "If I could hug this book I would. Loved it. The relationships that Ove makes are just tender and sweet."
jean_black shared a tip "I didn’t want this book to end..."
tyler_senecharles shared a tip "Great read. You’ll laugh and cry and fall in love with this grumpy all man who is simply too moral to die"
taylor_paget shared a tip "I found it very slow, and boring. Kept waiting for it to get better."
tara_332 shared a tip "Highly recommend! I laughed, cried and didn’t want to put it down. Great read!"
thestarfly shared a tip "We read this book because we were hoping doe something "light" and "funny"... that went well."
thenoveltourist shared a tip "Ove made me want to go find an old curmudgeon and just hug him."
ginny_jones_2958 shared a tip "One of my favorites!"
alexis_cornett shared a tip "My favorite book of all time. PLEASE give it a read!"
laura_gadberry shared a tip "I loved Where the Crawdads Sing"
nick_rodriguez_2968 shared a tip "Happy and a tear jerker"
nicole_meyer_6099 shared a tip "Really heartfelt and genuine, and the author is an amazing storyteller with really engaging and funny dialogue"
alejandra_gutierrez_2046 shared a tip "This book is one of my favorites. I definitely cried and laughed reading it."
rebecca_brilowskipodbregar shared a tip "Last book that I REALLY enjoyed."
stacey_henry shared a tip "A predictable story but still a decent read."
juliette_deforest shared a tip "Heartfelt and funny...all the good feels."
lacey_mathis shared a tip "One of my favs. Ove will make you laugh, cry, and love a man who can do DIY!"
erin_barger-albu shared a tip "So good! And better than reading subtitles to watch it on Prime as although the show is not in English the audiobook is!"
valari_heithoff shared a tip "Wonderful book!"
araseli_vii shared a tip "One of my favorites :,) grew attached the all the characters"
joshua_degley shared a tip "I listened to this book and it was both sad and funny at times. This turned out to be one of my favorite books."
sarah_lampke shared a tip "It was perfect. The sad parts are told simply and the happy parts make you love the characters more."
ce_1216 shared a tip "The prose, the story line, the nuances of the character descriptions made this a book worth quoting."
madi_beal shared a tip "I definitely think so! This book was so cute and sweet"
krista_waggoner shared a tip "He's kinda gruff but like a Grandpa."
derek_oneal shared a tip "Yes! It’s so good! One of my favorite books recently!"
alyson_deutsch_hors shared a tip "This one gets you right in the heart."
andrea_malaison shared a tip "I read all Backman that I can. I’m enjoying Alice Hoffman right now. She’s a wonderful storyteller"
laura_moreno_5871 shared a tip "This is one of them. The 5 Am club is also one of my favs :) and you?"
megan5579 shared a tip "A wonderful, life-affirming story that reminded me of the value of community and love. And as a bonus, it's hilarious!"
antonio_saavedra shared a tip "This book may be engaging, but the aging representation is just soo off that it is low key ageist."
andrew_lang_9541 shared a tip "My favourite book of all time. A beautiful and heartwarming story of a man processing grief and found family."
vikki_camacho shared a tip "It’s one of the best feel good books I’ve read in a long time. I cried so much yet laughed so much. So many great emotions"
jessie_r_3077 shared a tip "Cute story"
bailey_jenkins_9069 shared a tip "Funny and emotional. Would recommend."
ana_villasenor_217 shared a tip "Super unusual and absolutely fantastic."
diane_s_5877 shared a tip "Really enjoyed the humor! But it was also very touching in parts, too."
holly_searls shared a tip "Love, love, love this quirky and heartwarming story. This book started my obsession with all books by Fredrik Backman!"
bella_rose_1264 shared a tip "I enjoy Mr. Backmon stories"
emma_3560 shared a tip "It's a lovely book. He is principled without thinking too deeply about why he is. We could use more men like Ove"
sara_myers_4028 shared a tip "Perfect ending"
leah_trevor_1162 shared a tip "Such a sweet book - from beginning to end. I immediately want everyone I love to read it. Great ending, too."
niecey_3853 shared a tip "You never can tell why someone is the way they are."
jesicha_fontana shared a tip "It was a bit of a slow read for me, but it was worth getting through."
honbo shared a tip "My favourite book. Made me feel so much! Unique and beautiful story."
kimberly_wicks shared a tip "Loved this book, and I've loved everything I've read by Fredrik Backman!"
michael_young_2666 shared a tip "I didn't think I'd like this book. Turned out I loved it!"
jocelyn_lang shared a tip "I like the story! This author is the first in a while that I felt the story wasn’t predictable or over used! Very heartwarming"
sarah_coonrod shared a tip "Love it- such deep emotions and the gratitude and shows importance of connections with those around us."
susan_allen_2738 shared a tip "Great characters"
mason_nielsen shared a tip "Every single thing about it"
shruti_jp_mehta shared a tip "Cried a lot reading this book, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Half way through the book, so I wanted to give Ove a big long hug"
abbagail_welch shared a tip "Dear Edward"
jill_joris shared a tip "This was such a touching story. I think we all know someone like Ove."
leo_7734 shared a tip "Yea it is sentimental as well as rough. But I would definitely recommend it if u like a mix of those two."
jenneeb shared a tip "Loved this so much."
brittany_spath shared a tip "Adorable. Absolutely loved this read!"
catherine_jane_deco shared a tip "Nice wholesome book"
belle_wells shared a tip "Breathtaking"