The million-copy bestselling phenomenon, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community for you to leave you with a spring in your step. Perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and David Nicholl’s US.
New York Times bestseller
‘Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving’ Daily Mail
‘Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it’ Spectator Books of the Year
At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you’re going to ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He’s going to persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets.
But is not it rare, at the present time, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world must be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?
In the end, you’re going to see, there’s something about Ove that may be relatively impossible to resist…