A Man Called Ove

A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman – Ove is a grumpy old man who just wants to die in peace. His wife, the love of his life, has recently passed away and he has lost his job. Feeling no reason to stick around, Ove readies himself for suicide. He’s careful, methodical, adheres to a strict schedule, and is a rule follower. And when he’s ready to enact his final plans, his new neighbors throw a wrench by continuously upsetting his peace. A warm and tender novel about love, loss, and second chances. [adapted from The Portsmouth Review]