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A Man Called Ove

By Fredrik Backman
  • ISBN Code: : 1444775820
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Pages : 275
  • Category : Fiction
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FONT +1 Perfect for fans of Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine; Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things and Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, A Man Called Ove is one of the best-loved and most life-affirming novels of the decade. /FONT +1 This multi-million-copy phenomenon is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. 'Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving' Daily Mail 'Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it' Spectator Books of the Year At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible . . .

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  • Pdf File: henry-himself.pdf

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A member of the greatest generation looks back on the loves and losses of his past and comes to treasure the present anew in this poignant and thoughtful new novel from a modern master Stewart O'Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humor, intelligence, and compassion. In Henry, Himself he offers an unsentimental, moving story of a twentieth-century everyman. Soldier, son, lover, husband, breadwinner, churchgoer, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor. A native Pittsburgher and engineer, he's always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. It's 1998, the American century is ending, and nothing is simple anymore. His children are distant, their unhappiness a mystery. Only his wife Emily and dog Rufus stand by him. Once so confident, as Henry's strength and memory desert him, he weighs his dreams against his regrets and is left with questions he can't answer: Is he a good man? Has he done right by the people he loves? And with time running out, what, realistically, can he hope for? Like Emily, Alone, O'Nan's beloved portrait of Henry's wife, Henry, Himself is a wry, warmhearted portrait of an American original--a man who believes he's reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises.

Oligarchy

By Scarlett Thomas
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 1786897814
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 429
  • Pdf File: oligarchy.pdf

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'Hugely enjoyable' Observer 'Wickedly funny' The Times When Tash, daughter of a Russian oligarch, is sent to an English boarding school, she is new to the strange rituals of the girls there. Theirs is a world of strict pecking orders, eating disorders and Instagram angst. While she spends her time at the lake and the stables, a few hand-picked girls are invited to join the Headmaster at his house for extra lessons. Then her friend Bianca mysteriously vanishes, and the routines of her dormmates seem darker and more alien than ever before.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

By Helen Simonson
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  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Book Code : 0385668651
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 434
  • Pdf File: major-pettigrew-s-last-stand.pdf

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Written with a delightfully dry sense of humour and the wisdom of a born storyteller, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand explores the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of family obligation and tradition. When retired Major Pettigrew strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Ali, the Pakistani village shopkeeper, he is drawn out of his regimented world and forced to confront the realities of life in the twenty-first century. Brought together by a shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship on the cusp of blossoming into something more. But although the Major was actually born in Lahore, and Mrs. Ali was born in Cambridge, village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and her as a permanent foreigner. The Major has always taken special pride in the village, but will he be forced to choose between the place he calls home and a future with Mrs. Ali?

The Necessary Angel

By C.K. Stead
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1760639494
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: the-necessary-angel.pdf

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Award-winning author C.K. Stead takes us to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation. The Necessary Angel is a story of people grappling with love and fidelity; a story about the importance of books; a commentary on living in complex modern-day Europe; and a page-turning mystery. With a surprising twist at the end, this is a sophisticated novel that shows Stead writing at the height of his powers. 'Stead is a fine writer, intelligent and assured, and The Necessary Angel's stealthy crescendo will leave the reader gasping.' Philip Womack, The Spectator 'A fictional gem.' David Grylls, The Sunday Times, UK 'Masterfully structured' Zoe Apostolides, Financial Times 'Stead captures the essence of Paris, its certainties and its contradictions, while simultaneously invoking the power of literature to alter and direct lives.' Richard Hopton, Country & Town House '... his prose is good, beguilingly good ... It's an entertainment, but in the best sense of the word - clever, rich and playful.' Jane Westaway, The Spinoff 'For anyone who enjoys literature, it's a delight to find a book that does the same.' Paul Little, North & South 'Paris suits Stead. There is a joie de vivre to the writing: the zest and juice of the short stories are sustained at novel length, making this his best novel since All Visitors Ashore.' Stephen Stratford, New Zealand Listener

The Secrets of Mary Bowser

By Lois Leveen
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062107917
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 924
  • Pdf File: the-secrets-of-mary-bowser.pdf

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“Masterfully written, The Secrets of Mary Bowser shines a new light onto our country’s darkest history.” —Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader “Packed with drama, intrigue, love, loss, and most of all, the resilience of a remarkable heroine….What a treat!” —Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott Based on the remarkable true story of a freed African American slave who returned to Virginia at the onset of the Civil War to spy on the Confederates, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is a masterful debut by an exciting new novelist. Author Lois Leveen combines fascinating facts and ingenious speculation to craft a historical novel that will enthrall readers of women’s fiction, historical fiction, and acclaimed works like Cane River and Cold Mountain that offer intimate looks at the twin nightmares of slavery and Civil War. A powerful and unforgettable story of a woman who risked her own freedom to bring freedom to millions of others, The Secrets of Mary Bowser celebrates the courageous achievements of a little known but truly inspirational American heroine.

A Man Called Ove - Summarized for Busy People: A Novel: Based on the Book by Fredrik Backman

By Goldmine Reads
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1387135554
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: a-man-called-ove-summarized-for-busy-people.pdf

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This book summary is created for individuals who want to flesh out the important contents and are too busy to go through the entire original book. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Ove is "the bitter neighbor from hell." He is the cranky stickler—the curmudgeon who points his fingers and scowls at the people he detests. If Ove dislikes you, he will make it known. Grouchy as Ove's exterior may be, inside is a heart softened by his past. So when friendly Patrick and Parvaneh, along with their two friendly young daughters, move in one November morning and accidentally knock over Ove's mailbox, a wacky yet heartwarming tale unfolds. A Man Called Ove is a story of unlikely friendships, bedraggled cats, and the unknown art of backing up trailers. Fredrik Backman masterfully tells how all these will shake a grumpy old man and his local neighborhood to their cores. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Summary of A Man Called Ove

By Instaread
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Book Code : 1683785002
  • Total of Pages : 37
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 486
  • Pdf File: summary-of-a-man-called-ove.pdf

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Summary of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman | Includes Analysis Preview: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is a novel titled after its cranky but quietly heroic protagonist. A heart condition has forced Ove, a 59-year-old widower, into early retirement. Now lacking purpose and overwhelmed by grief for his late wife, Ove finds himself contemplating suicide. Flashing back and forth between his interactions with his quirky neighbors in the present day and the story of his past, readers learn what makes this colorful character tick. Somewhere in Sweden, a man called Ove has lived in a row house for nearly 40 years. Until six months ago, his beloved wife Sonja lived there with him, but she has died after a four-year battle with cancer. Now Ove’s life consists mostly of picking arguments with people and visiting Sonja’s grave. He feels very alone. Before this row house, Ove lived in one other home: the one he shared with his father... PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins

By Katarina Bivald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492681024
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 990
  • Pdf File: welcome-to-the-pine-away-motel-and-cabins.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Katarina Bivald talks about her characters like you talk about your best friends. She gives her story absolutely everything she has."—FREDRIK BACKMAN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove From New York Times bestselling author of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend A charming tale of a ramshackle roadside motel: a heartwarming story of love, friendship, community, and the art of living, even when it's already too late. The Pine Creek Motel has seen better days. Henny would call it charming, but she's always seen the best in things. Like now, when she's just met an untimely end crossing the road. She's not going to let a tiny thing like death stop her from living fully—not when her friends and family need her the most. After the funeral is over, her body is buried, and the last casserole dish is empty, Henny is still around. She's not sure why, but she realizes she has one last opportunity to help her friends discover the happiness they once knew before they lose the motel and cabins they've cherished for years. Schitt's Creek meets The Chicken Sisters with a dash of small-town heart and a whole lot of hope, Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins is the perfect book club read. "Hopeful, heartening, and humane, this is the novel I needed to read right now."—J. Ryan Stradal, author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota and Kitchens of the Great Midwest "Remarkable...unquestionably a page-turner and full of wisdom. A brave, unusual book, which powerfully portrays friendship and love."—Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of The Library at the Edge of the World

Love in Lowercase

By Francesc Miralles
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698406397
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: love-in-lowercase.pdf

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A feel-good novel for fans of A Man Called Ove and The Rosie Project, about an eccentric, language-loving bachelor and the cat that opens his eyes to life’s little pleasures The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick: “A delightfully absurd, life-affirming celebration. I literally stood up and cheered as I read the last page.” When Samuel, a lonely linguistics lecturer, wakes up on New Year’s Day, he is convinced that the year ahead will bring nothing more than passive verbs and un-italicized moments—until an unexpected visitor slips into his Barcelona apartment and refuses to leave. The appearance of Mishima, a stray, brindle-furred cat, becomes the catalyst that leads Samuel from the comforts of his favorite books, foreign films, and classical music to places he’s never been (next door) and to people he might never have met (a neighbor with whom he’s never exchanged a word). Even better, the Catalan cat leads him back to the mysterious Gabriela, whom he thought he’d lost long before, and shows him, in this international bestseller for fans of The Rosie Project, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, and A Man Called Ove, that sometimes love is hiding in the smallest characters.

Inspired Words

By Nancy Knol,Brian Karsten
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725277883
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: inspired-words.pdf

Book Short Summary:

English teachers Knol and Karsten have composed these moving reflections inspired by a wide range of writers, many of whom they have brought into their classrooms. And while some of their selections will no doubt be familiar to the reader, each of these meditations will kindle new insights. Attuned to the power of the written word, these seasoned teachers contemplate sacred themes, exploring passages from books that they love in light of passages from Scripture.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

By Hendrik Groen
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1455542148
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 167
  • Pdf File: the-secret-diary-of-hendrik-groen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A #1 international bestseller in the vein of Fredrik Bachman's A Man Called Ove: an irresistible, funny, charming, and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart. "FUNNY AND FRANK...A STORY WITH A GREAT DEAL OF HEART."--Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of THE ROSIE PROJECT Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel--on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously. With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club--"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"--and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences. A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age.

Establish

By Emily Heid
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bootstrap Books, LLC
  • Book Code : 1732836205
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 195
  • Pdf File: establish.pdf

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Special news alert: life doesn’t go according to plan. Just ask the Haven family. Epperly Haven, a college student yearning to enter the “real world,” has two goals: a) for her daydreams to become reality and b) to live somewhere other than Kansas City. She’s not asking for the world, just the basics, like, her own personal rom-com complete with fabulous clothes and a Mr. Darcy. But so far, she’s yet to establish a lifestyle, or even a reality, different from the one she’s lived the past twenty-one years. Her mother, Beth, hopes to establish a new life too, one free from anxiety and worrying what others think. Is one day without IBS medication or disapproving taunts from her sister too much to ask? Apparently so. The Gilmore Girl-type mother daughter relationship is tested when Epperly’s father, Brian, lands in the hospital. Throw in the oddball extended family, neb-nose neighbors, and well-meaning (but-invasive) friends, and you have, well, real life. Come join the rumbas. You’re funny bone will be tickled and your heartstrings will be tugged. If you liked While You Were Sleeping, The Middle TV Series, Nora Ephron movies, Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove, or Sophia Kinsella’s Shopaholic series, this book is for you. And if you didn’t—well—still give it a try. The Haven Family has been thrown in a Yahtzee cup. Don’t you want to know where they land? What Reader’s are saying: Phil W says, “…a terrific story and very captivating perspective on things…” Suzi M says, “Oh my gosh… amazing!!!! I love Establish [and the author’s] words, detailed thoughts, & writing… [the author] has a style that is so entertaining. I am not blowing smoke…I am being honest. I knew I could say it's nice or enjoyable, or an easy read...BUT it is fantastic. I am laughing & never bored.” Melanie B says, “Great work from a very promising author – the problem is … I don’t want to wait very long for the next one!” Ann O says, “[The author] has a way of bringing the reader right into the story. [The author’s] attention to detail is incredible. Epperly is a great 3-dimensional character. I feel like I really got to know the Haven family, and I am looking forward to following them in your next book. One of my favourite things…is that you have given the thoughts in Epperly’s mind a name. That is so original. I’ve never seen that done before. But it’s so true —we all have thoughts that challenge us or support us and they are like a separate entity.” Joann M says, “Finished the book in 3 days. Had hard time putting it down. Is book 2 out yet?” Have you read Establish? What do you have to say about the book?

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone

By Phaedra Patrick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1460396707
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: rise-and-shine-benedict-stone.pdf

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Now a Hallmark Original Movie! “A perfect read for lovers of Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, and Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove.” —Library Journal, starred review “Phaedra Patrick understands the soul.” —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop A delightful gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and finding your way from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start—and then a surprise arrives at his door in the form of his audacious teenage niece, Gemma. Reckless and stubborn, she invites herself into Benedict’s world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track. Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own. Don’t miss Phaedra Patrick’s winning new novel, The Messy Lives of Book People! Look for Phaedra Patrick's other charming bestsellers! The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper The Library of Lost and Found The Secrets of Love Story Bridge