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The Resource A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman, (electronic resource)

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman, (electronic resource)

Label
A Man Called Ove
Title
A Man Called Ove
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman
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Language
eng
Summary
Fredrik Backman's blockbuster bestselling debut novel is now available in a brand-new recording narrated by Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons! In this "charming debut" ( People ) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable 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? 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. 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 exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. "If there was an award for 'Most Charming Book of the Year,' this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down" ( Booklist , starred review)
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Summary
A curmudgeon hides beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior a terrible personal loss while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.
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Audio
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technical information on music
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10832167
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.738
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by J. K. Simmons
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  • Simmons, J. K
  • Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781797108261
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2d9ace3a-15ae-420d-af99-d2c54b6aa4dc
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781797108261
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2d9ace3a-15ae-420d-af99-d2c54b6aa4dc
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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