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.
Absolutely adored this book! A Man Called Ove is the story of Ove, a man in his late-50s recently widowed, and made redundant at work. Struggling to cope with life after losing his beautiful wife. His neighbours think he’s a little cantankerous, but his life is about to be changed by the family moving in next door after they quite comically, take out Ove’s letterbox.
A beautifully written story with wonderful characters we could all relate to.. From Ove to Parineh, the pregnant Iranian neighbour to Adrian, the young man who needs help mending his bicycle to the cat, that keeps coming back. An array of colourful characters that help bring this story to life. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. The language flowed as much as our emotions did. Definitely recommend this book!
We’ve gotten in early and ordered some exciting new titles we hope you, our community of readers will enjoy.
Due for release in the latter half of 2022, the following titles are just a snapshot of some of the most recent titles we have placed on order.
Take a look! If you find something you might like to read place a Hold. We will put it aside for you when it arrives. Our Hold queues are checked regularly and additional copies are ordered to meet demand and help keep wait times down, so go nuts!
You will also find a list of some of our ‘Standing Order‘ titles. These are books by popular authors that we know you will want to read. To reduce waiting times and meet demand we have these author’s titles on order permanently. This means we will never miss Jane Harper’s or Michael Robotham’s new books and it means you can place a Hold sooner so you don’t miss out.