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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Date and Time: August 22, 2022, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Newton Public Library, 720 Oak St, Newton
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From the TALK series, Friends and Neighbors
Discussion led by Sr. Rosemary Kolich.

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: Newton Public Library


For more information about this event, please contact:
Sam Jack
(316) 283-2890


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