Of the more than 75 books our reading group has read, my favorites are historical fiction. Too many authors of books set in contemporary times feel the need to write with political correctness, to add facets of current culture and thought that pull against my conservative grain. But the author of A Man Called Ove tread lightly on my sensitivities and made it a most enjoyable story to read beginning to end. Our group gave eight thumbs up at the end of our discussion.
Here’s one of many reviews from Amazon:
“Hooray! A Man Called Ove is coming to America! This first novel written by a Swedish blogger is a charming story. You will come to love this cranky old man whose world is black and white. He is a rule follower who has no patience with people who are not. His tale unfolds when a new family moves into his neighborhood and accidentally flatten his mailbox. Unlikely friendships are formed that produce laughter and tears. At the end of the book you will want to share it with others.” (Elizabeth Merritt, Titcomb’s Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA )
If you read A Man Called Ove, I’d love to know what you thought of my recommendation.