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The book to be discussed is A Man Called Ove,

5/24/2017
When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
6:30 pm
Where: Antico Posto
118 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, Illinois  60523
United States
Contact: 312-833-8782


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Join fellow CFE Members for a social discussion on the book, A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. 

Wednesday, May 24
6:30 p.m.
Antico Posto in Oak Brook

 

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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!


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.

A feel-good story in the spirit ofThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry andMajor Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).

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