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A sweet novel that will be popular with lots of readers and book clubs: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

I read a sweet, skillfully told story this weekend, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The novel is about a curmudgeonly man cajoled out of deep doldrums by his new neighbors, a young couple with two little daughters. The publisher compares the novel to Major Pettigrew's Last Stand; however, I found it to be much, much better than that book. I even got a little misty-eyed near the end!

A Man Called Ove is a lovely book.