The Resource A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman

A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman

Label
A man called Ove : a novel
Title
A man called Ove
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Meet 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 routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbour from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations
Member of
Summary
A curmudgeon hides beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior a terrible personal loss while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10319116
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 870
  • 870
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koch, Henning
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conduct of life
  • Negativism
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Friendship
  • Neighbors
  • Older men
  • Conduct of life
  • Friendship
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Negativism
  • Neighbors
  • Older men
Target audience
adult
Label
A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1030184
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781476738017
Lccn
2014015618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476738017
  • (OCoLC)879468616
Label
A man called Ove : a novel, Fredrik Backman
Publication
Note
Translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1030184
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781476738017
Lccn
2014015618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476738017
  • (OCoLC)879468616

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