just finished...

I had no clue what to expect, other than I kept seeing a lot of buzz about it--I hadn't read the full description of it. I'm glad I listened to the audio version because I would have stumbled over the names. I was charmed and delighted. I chuckled and I teared up. I was completely engaged by Ove and his story.

From the publisher:
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.


Paula said...

Oh this book sounds perfect. I have to add it to my list! (The list that I will never be able to finish in this lifetime)!!

Unknown said...

Oh, that sounds like a fun fireside read.