A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove Description:

A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door br br 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 i the bitter neighbor from hell i but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time br br 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

Rating: 3.25 out of 5

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry Description:

From the author of the internationally bestselling i A Man Called Ove i a novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother s fairy tales br br Elsa is seven years old and different Her grandmother is seventy seven years old and crazy standing on the balcony firing paintball guns at men who want to talk about Jesus crazy She is also Elsa s best and only friend At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother s stories in the Land of Almost Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal br br When Elsa s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged Elsa s greatest adventure begins Her grandmother s letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks monsters attack dogs and totally ordinary old crones but also to the truth about fairytales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other

Rating: 3.37 out of 5

Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here Description:

Britt Marie can t stand mess A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins She is not one to judge others no matter how ill mannered unkempt or morally suspect they might be It s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms which is certainly not her intention But hidden inside the socially awkward fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination bigger dreams and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes br br When Britt Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it she finds work as the caretaker of a soon to be demolished recreation center The fastidious Britt Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens an odd assortment of miscreants drunkards layabouts Most alarming of all she s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children s soccer team to victory In this small town of misfits can Britt Marie find a place where she truly belongs

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Beartown

Beartown Description:

The i New York Times i bestselling author of i A Man Called Ove i returns with a dazzling profound novel about a small town with a big dream and the price required to make it come true br br People say Beartown is finished A tiny community nestled deep in the forest it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees But down by the lake stands an old ice rink built generations ago by the working men who founded this town And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi finals and they actually have a shot at winning All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys br br Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden and the semi final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil Accusations are made and like ripples on a pond they travel through all of Beartown leaving no resident unaffected br br Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together the secrets that tear it apart and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain In this story of a small forest town Fredrik Backman has found the entire world

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer Description:

The i New York Times i bestselling author of i A Man Called Ove i i My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She s Sorry i and i Britt Marie Was Here i offers an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories and his family s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go br br i Isn t that the best of all life s ages an old man thinks as he looks at his grandchild when a boy is just big enough to know how the world works but still young enough to refuse to accept it i br br Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day The square is strange but also familiar full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives Grandpa s work desk the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah the sweet smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden br br As they wait together on the bench they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife what it was like to lose her She s as real to him now as the first day he met her but he dreads the day when he won t remember her br br Sometimes Grandpa sits on the bench next to Ted Noah s father Ted who never liked math prefers writing and playing guitar and has waited his entire life for his father to have time for him to accept him But in their love of Noah they have found a common bond br br Grandpa Grandma Ted and Noah all meet here in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time And here is where they will learn to say goodbye the scent of hyacinths in the air nothing to fear This little book with a big message is certain to be treasured for generations to come

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Saker min son behöver veta om världen

Saker min son behöver veta om världen Description:

English title Things my son needs to know about the world br br br Till min son Jag ber om din f rl telse redan nu F r alla g nger jag kommer sk mma ut dig F r charterresorna Cowboyhatten Riktiga m n v ger ver kilo t shirten F r att jag g r min pappa hade r tt och mamma hade fel dans bland folk F r att jag k per minibuss F r att jag har shorts br br Saker min son beh ver veta om v rlden r en pappas stapplande f rs k att f rklara v rlden f r en tv ring I kapitel som Vad du kommer att beh va veta om Ikea Vad du kommer att beh va veta om r relseaktiverade toalettlampor och Vad du kommer att beh va veta om varf r Felicias mamma r sur p mig blottl gger Fredrik Backman med stor komisk tr ffs kerhet talets sm barnsf r ldrars alla ngsligheter och tillkortakommanden Men mellan igenk nnande gapskratt och skarpa samtidsreflektioner finns ocks kapitel som Vad du kommer att beh va veta om manlighet och Vad du kommer att beh va vet om n r jag h ller dig lite f r h rt i handen Med uppriktiga r dslor och villkorsl sa k rleksf rklaringar som g r rakt in i br stet hos l saren Vare sig man r f r lder eller inte

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

The Deal of a Lifetime

The Deal of a Lifetime Description:

The i New York Times i bestselling author of i A Man Called Ove i and i Beartown i delivers an insightful and poignant holiday novella about a man who sacrificed his family in the single minded pursuit of success and the courageous little girl fighting for her life who crosses his path br br It all begins with a father telling a story to his son on Christmas Eve But this isn t your typical Christmas story The father admits to his son that he s taken a life but he won t say whose not yet br br One week earlier in a hospital late at night the man met a five year old girl with cancer She s a smart kid smart enough to know that she won t beat cancer by drawing with crayons all day but it seems to make the adults happy so she keeps doing it br br As the man tells his son about this plucky little girl he slowly reveals more about himself while he may be a successful businessman idolized by the media and his peers he knows he failed as a parent Overwhelmed by the responsibility of fatherhood he took the easy way out and left his wife and little boy twenty years ago to pursue professional success Now he is left wondering if it s too late to forge a relationship with his son who seems to be his opposite in every way prizing happiness over money surrounded by loving friends in a cozy town where he feels right at home br br Face to face with the idea that something is missing the man is given the unexpected chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed But before he can make the deal of a lifetime he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son And so he seeks him out and tells him this story br br Written with Fredrik Backman s signature humor compassion and knack for weaving tales that are believable and fanciful i St Louis Post Dispatch i i The Deal of a Lifetime i reminds us that life is a fleeting gift and our only legacy is how we share that gift with those we love

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

Vi mot er (Björnstad, #2)

Vi mot er (Björnstad, #2) Description:

Den efterl ngtade uppf ljaren till Bj rnstad br br Har du sett en stad falla V r gjorde det br br En ung man gjorde n got fruktansv rt och vi gick vilse Det h r r historien om det som h nde efter t fr n midsommar till julafton Den kommer handla om en ishall och om alla de hj rtan som sl r runt den om m nniskor och hockey och hur de turas om att b ra varandra Om att falla och resa sig Om oss vi som dr mmer och sl ss N gra kommer bli f r lskade och n gra f rkrossade vi kommer ha v ra b sta dagar och v ra allra v rsta Den h r stan kommer jubla men den kommer ocks b rja brinna Det kommer komma en fruktansv rd sm ll br br En bil kommer k ra f r fort genom natten Vi kommer s ga att det var en trafikolycka men det kommer vara en l gn Olyckor sker av en slump och den h r kommer vi veta att vi hade kunnat f rhindra Den h r kommer vara n gons fel br br M nniskor vi lskar kommer d vi kommer begrava v ra barn under v ra vackraste tr d br br Det h r r sagor fr n Bj rnstad Alla de ljusaste och alla de m rkaste Alla vi har br br Med Bj rnstad hyllades Fredrik Backman av b de l sare och kritiker Nu r han tillbaka med den frist ende uppf ljaren Vi mot er En ber ttelse om lojalitet v nskap och k rleken som f r ndrar allt

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Summary - A Man Called Ove

Summary - A Man Called Ove Description:

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Rating: 3.40 out of 5

The Fredrik Backman Box Set (A Man Called Ove; My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry; Britt-Marie Was Here)

The Fredrik Backman Box Set (A Man Called Ove; My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry; Britt-Marie Was Here) Description:

From beloved i New York Times i bestselling author Fredrik Backman a beautiful boxed set collection of his first three charming matchless novels that have taken the world by storm i A Man Called Ove i i My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry i and i Britt Marie Was Here i br br Fredrik Backman s novels have delighted readers with their irrepressible charm whimsy and warmth Now for the first time all three of his novels are collected in one boxed set making this a perfect gift for both longtime and new fans br br In i A Man Called Ove i an unexpected friendship forms when a young family moves next door to the neighborhood curmudgeon In this feel good tale of love and redemption Backman explores the profound impact one life has on countless others br br i My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry i is the story of a young girl named Elsa who is struggling after the death of her beloved and eccentric grandmother When she discovers a series of letters her grandmother wrote apologizing to people she had wronged Elsa embarks on a life changing adventure With humor and heart this is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights the right to be different br br Finally in i Britt Marie Was Here i Backman tells the heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages i Publishers Weekly i When the fastidious Britt Marie leaves her cheating husband and starts over in a small backwater town she never expects to find herself drawn into the lives of its quirky and odd inhabitants Most alarming of all she s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children s soccer team to victory In this small town of misfits can Britt Marie find a place where she truly belongs

Rating: 3.43 out of 5