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MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.” —PeopleMeet 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

Author Fredrik Backman

Pages 337

Publisher Simon and Schuster

Published Date 2015-05-05

ISBN 1476738025 9781476738024

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Google 4.5

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Lisamorris shared a tip "How can the story of a grumpy old man be so engaging?"

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lexy_writes shared a tip "I thought that this book was okay"

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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."

jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "It’s one of my favorite books of all time"

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yasmineguroluk shared a tip "Incredible story! A must read!"

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danette shared a tip "Very good read!"

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miaparker shared a tip "I loved both the book 📕 and the movie!! 🎥 … 👍🏾👍🏾"

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ricky_a shared a tip "Wry novel of older Swedish man whose getting by after his wife’s passing."

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jodilu shared a tip "Who would have thought that a book about a grumpy old man would be so good?"

hailey_brock shared a tip "Although Ove is most certainly a grumpy man, that doesn’t mean he is not capable of redeption."

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chezzy_8748 shared a tip "A beautiful story about pining for a loved one, cats, friendship, and out look on life."

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2LZ shared a tip "This is my favorite book ever!"

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mary_howard_blackbu shared a tip "Loved this book"

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mary_howard_blackbu shared a tip "One of my favorite books and favorite authors. Must read his newest book Anxious People."

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mary_howard_blackbu shared a tip "I adore this book. Fredrick Backman is the best writer"

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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."

paul_parrone shared a tip "Good read"

cassie_moran_2219 shared a tip "I really connected with the characters and most definitely cried... twice"

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addie_anderson_6277 shared a tip "This book is literary perfection. Love it."

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addie_anderson_6277 shared a tip "I listened to the audiobook version. Loved the narrator"

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jon_christensen shared a tip "The movie was good too."

kara_6158 shared a tip "Just like they said I would, I laughed AND cried reading this book. Incredibly heartwarming."

jody_codella shared a tip "Love all of Fredrik Backman’s books."

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krista_waggoner shared a tip "He's kinda gruff but like a Grandpa."

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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!"

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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."

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jessie_r_3077 shared a tip "Cute story"

ellen_yessayan shared a tip "Different plot very nice characters"

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sara_myers_4028 shared a tip "Perfect ending"

alexandra_hatcher shared a tip "Excellent"

jesicha_fontana shared a tip "It was a bit of a slow read for me, but it was worth getting through."

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kimberly_wicks shared a tip "Loved this book, and I've loved everything I've read by Fredrik Backman!"

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michael_young_2666 shared a tip "I didn't think I'd like this book. Turned out I loved it!"

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"

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derek_oneal shared a tip "Yes! It’s so good! One of my favorite books recently!"

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alyson_deutsch_hors shared a tip "This one gets you right in the heart."

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andrea_malaison shared a tip "I read all Backman that I can. I’m enjoying Alice Hoffman right now. She’s a wonderful storyteller"

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laura_moreno_5871 shared a tip "This is one of them. The 5 Am club is also one of my favs :) and you?"

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antonio_saavedra shared a tip "This book may be engaging, but the aging representation is just soo off that it is low key ageist."

tara_332 shared a tip "Highly recommend! I laughed, cried and didn’t want to put it down. Great read!"

isaac_moussan shared a tip "Witty, unassuming and true"

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bailey_jenkins_9069 shared a tip "Funny and emotional. Would recommend."

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ana_villasenor_217 shared a tip "Super unusual and absolutely fantastic."

lisa_turcotte shared a tip "Best character ever!!"

diane_s_5877 shared a tip "Really enjoyed the humor! But it was also very touching in parts, too."

tanya_3053 shared a tip "Such a sweet story"

holly_searls shared a tip "Love, love, love this quirky and heartwarming story. This book started my obsession with all books by Fredrik Backman!"

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bella_rose_1264 shared a tip "I enjoy Mr. Backmon stories"

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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"

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thenoveltourist shared a tip "Ove made me want to go find an old curmudgeon and just hug him."

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niecey_3853 shared a tip "You never can tell why someone is the way they are."

emma_best_6299 shared a tip "complete rollercoaster of emotions"

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honorata_chromiak shared a tip "My favourite book. Made me feel so much! Unique and beautiful story."

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shirley_schwartz shared a tip "One of my all time favourites! Loved this book!"

k_burns shared a tip "LOVE!"

chelsea_thomas_8483 shared a tip "Have you read his books?"

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jennifer_priore shared a tip "This is funny, uplifting and hopeful. Fantastic book"

lisa_hardy_8865 shared a tip "Such a delightful heartwarming story!"

robin_fronk shared a tip "I would it's very good!"

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ok.camdyn shared a tip "Wonderfully told story about a man that learns to open his heart to others once again."

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laurie_pietz_235 shared a tip "This book made me laugh and cry."

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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?"

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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."

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jean_black shared a tip "I didn’t want this book to end..."

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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"

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taylor_paget shared a tip "I found it very slow, and boring. Kept waiting for it to get better."

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thestarfly shared a tip "We read this book because we were hoping doe something "light" and "funny"... that went well."

angela_lees shared a tip "Seriously an amazing book!"

conny_hauf shared a tip "Funny, and sometimes sad, but worth every minute."

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nicole_meyer_6099 shared a tip "Really heartfelt and genuine, and the author is an amazing storyteller with really engaging and funny dialogue"

kate_wing shared a tip "A well written book that just about anyone will enjoy."

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alejandra_gutierrez_2046 shared a tip "This book is one of my favorites. I definitely cried and laughed reading it."

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rebecca_brilowskipodbregar shared a tip "Last book that I REALLY enjoyed."

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stacey_henry shared a tip "A predictable story but still a decent read."

pat_oconnor shared a tip "This is a great story about love."

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rebbecca_warren shared a tip "Oh yes. It was really good and one of my favorites."

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juliette_deforest shared a tip "Heartfelt and funny...all the good feels."

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lacey_mathis shared a tip "One of my favs. Ove will make you laugh, cry, and love a man who can do DIY!"

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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!"

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valari_heithoff shared a tip "Wonderful book!"

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araseli_vii shared a tip "One of my favorites :,) grew attached the all the characters"

mojgan_foroodi shared a tip "A very fun read"

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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."

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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."

cynda_anderson shared a tip "I loved Ove’s personality. Slight humorous in his dark time."

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madi_beal shared a tip "I definitely think so! This book was so cute and sweet"

darlene_kaskow shared a tip "This is definitely one of my all-time favourite novels."

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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"

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."

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