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A Man Called Ove

(2012)
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Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He isn't as young as he used to be. He drives a Saab. He points at people he doesn't like the look of. He is described by those around his as 'the neighbour from hell'.Every morning he makes his inspection rounds of the local streets. He moves bicycles and checks the contents of recycling bins, even though it's been years since he was fired as Chairman of the Residents' Association in a vicious 'coup d'etat'.

But behind the surly pedant there is a story, and a sadness. And when on a November morning his new (foreign) neighbours in the terraced house opposite accidentally flatten Ove's letterbox, it sets off a comical and heart-warming tale of unexpected friendship which will change one man - and one community - from their very foundations. Quirky and bittersweet, heartbreaking yet outrageously funny, A Man Called Ove is a life-affirming fable for our times.

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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Man Called Ove (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-871510-55-4 / 978-1-871510-55-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Large Print Bookshop
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May 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 0-606-38983-0 / 978-0-606-38983-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Man Called Ove (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4104-7292-2 / 978-1-4104-7292-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4447-7579-0 / 978-1-4447-7579-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Man Called Ove: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4767-3801-7 / 978-8900720174 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5485-4681-X / 978-1-5485-4681-6
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July 2017 : Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5484-9332-5 / 978-1-5484-9332-5
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4736-7074-8 / 978-1-4736-7074-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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May 2015 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4736-1634-4 / 978-1-4736-1634-9 (UK edition)
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-59413-983-0 / 978-1-59413-983-3 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-871510-56-2 / 978-1-871510-56-0 (UK edition)
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4447-7581-2 / 978-1-4447-7581-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4767-3802-5 / 978-1-4767-3802-4 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4447-7580-4 / 978-1-4447-7580-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Man Called Ove
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Man Called Ove
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-62923-980-1 / 978-1-62923-980-4 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Man Called Ove
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ISBN: 1-62923-984-4 / 978-1-62923-984-2 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Man Called Ove
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Man Called Ove
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July 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Man Called Ove: A Novel
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July 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Man Called Ove
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Publisher: Sceptre
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July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Man Called Ove
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