Here you can find information on the many titles housed in the Millcreek Community Center Library's book club collection. We have summaries of each book, as well as links to our catalogue, and other resources for reading groups. All titles can be checked out singly or as a set to anyone with a Salt Lake County Library card.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a
grumpy yet lovable 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?
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.
A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,
Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a
thoughtful and charming exploration of the profound impact one life has
on countless others.
To find a discussion guide for this book in the NoveList Plus database, go to the Library's website, click on Novelist in the Reader's Cafe under "Book Finders." Click on "Book Discussion Guides" in the right sidebar on NoveList's home page. Then, either enter the title in the Search box or search for the title alphabetically. (You will need your Salt Lake County Library card number to access this resource outside a county library.)
This title is available for download as an eBook. Learn more about downloading eBooks from the library here.