As with all book clubs, a great part of the joy of our Imaginary Book Club is reading together and chatting about what we’ve read as a group.
This month, we’re picking up a feel-good story about an angry old man! Hope you enjoy this thoughtful exploration of the impact one life has on many others! For more info on how our online book club works, and the many ways you can participate, hop over here or sign up to read with us.
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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.