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 behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.
I absolutely loved this book. There are so many wonderful books, books that have filled my life with emotion, knowledge, or just pure wonderment. I'm not exactly sure why "A Man Called Ove" placed itself in my heart and mind but I will be forever grateful that this book is now a part of me . Reviews are certainly subjective and it is sometimes hard to quantify or justify a personal review but this book touched me in a very meaningful and special way and I hope others can enjoy this book to that same degree!
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Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.
One of the more enjoyable books I have been fortunate to enjoy and I highly suggest others invest the time to enjoy the book as well.
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Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.
One of the most moving books I have ever read and a title that I will suggest to all my friends and loved ones.