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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Date and Time: April 16, 2020, 3:00 PM CT

Location: Aldersgate Village, 7220 SW Asbury Dr, Topeka
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From the TALK series, Friends and Neighbors
Discussion Leader: Rachel Goossen

In Ove, author Fredrik Backman creates a loveable curmudgeon. Ove, a recent widower and forced retiree, likes things to be orderly and fair. He spends his days as self-appointed neighborhood watch overlord in his Swedish housing complex making sure bicycles remain in designated areas and sheds are securely locked. He's the type of guy who goes out of his way to ensure that a tailgating Mercedes misses out on a prime parking space near the mall by physically blocking the space with his Saab—the only brand of car that people should drive. New neighbors disrupt his world, beginning with knocking over his mailbox, driving over his flowerbed, and bringing him dinner as an apology.

Sponsored by: Aldersgate Village

For more information about this event, please contact:
Janet McClanahan
(785) 478-9440 x4812


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