Voted Best Debut of 2014 by BookBrowse's Members
Reading A Man Called Ove was like having Christmas arrive early. Set in Sweden, this debut novel is a miraculous gem with heart and substance and a new favorite that will warrant frequent re-reading. The author is a well-liked Swedish columnist, who introduced the irascible 59 year-old curmudgeon Ove (pronounced ooveh) on his blog. The English language version of the bestseller is adeptly translated by Swedish novelist, screenwriter and editor Henning Koch.
Ove is the cranky neighbor or co-worker most strive to avoid. Bereft of conventional niceties, blunt to the point of being insulting, he habitually bestows disparaging nicknames on people he encounters. Perpetually irritable, swift to take offence and frequently simmering with anger, he has neither family nor friends.
Ove has been ousted from leadership of the Neighborhood ...
Members review books pre-publication. Read their opinions in First Impressions
The Charmers by Elizabeth Adler
"This tale of romantic suspense makes the perfect beach read."
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.
Your guide toexceptional books
BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.