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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Read the World Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 13 May 18:00 - 21:00

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Let’s get a taste of the Swedish life with the help of novel’s protagonist Ove.

The novel is filled with humor and pathos. Ove is a curmudgeonly and suicidal man in his late fifties who seems at war with the modern world and his neighbors. Six months after his wife’s death, he is planning to commit suicide but he keeps getting interrupted by his clueless, prying neighbors. He strikes up a friendship with an Iranian immigrant and her two young daughters, who find Ove’s grumpiness endearing.

Happy reading!

This is what you can expect from this book club meeting:

* meet great people
* read things that you wouldn’t otherwise read
* discuss the book
* eat great food (most of the times)