Utterly Charming!

A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman

Utterly charming story that made my heart soar!


You just cannot help loving the grumpy, big-hearted, rule loving Ove. His life has been hard and losing his beloved wife, Sonja six months ago takes all the color from his life. Speaking to her as he plans his suicide to join her, but life has other plans for Ove. New neighbors and old enemies have a series of crisis that keep foiling his plans and despite himself gives him reasons to live and love again. Told in a series of vignettes which reveal Ove’s past and present life events and a stellar cast of secondary characters, I laughed, smiled and cried while reading this endearing story.


I highly recommend this book to readers who need a quiet uplifting moment in their busy lives and live stories that explore our humanness.