Monday Casual Reads
Monday April 10, 2017
A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman
Do you like to talk about the books you enjoy reading with others? Then join us the second Monday of each month at 2pm for reader-to-reader discussions, informal fun, and sharing with fellow fiction lovers.
In this month's selection, Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
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 neighbor 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.
No sign-up is required. Refreshments are served. Come and meet with other adults who like to read and discuss lighter fiction.
Location: Nordonia Hills
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