Book Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

I joined a book club several years ago as a means of connecting with people in D.C. It has been helpful to meet people and make new friends but it has also reinvigorated my passion for reading. Which after college and graduate school was something I couldn’t muster for fun. Anyway, for the most part I enjoy most of the books we read in the book club. In fact it is the way that I found a few of my new favorite books like “Wild” and “Me Before You”.

The last book we read was a sleeper hit. In fact I almost didn’t read it because it didn’t look very interesting. Boy, was I wrong. The old adage of you can’t judge a book by its cover was true. “A Man Called Ove” is a humorous look at the life of a grumpy old man. The cast of characters help tell the story of the humanity and love through the lens of a man who is hardly likable but his life is a remarkable one. I give this book a hardy recommendation.

Avec Amour,



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