Creecy Book Club- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- An Everyone’s Reading selection
- Tuesday, May 9th at 2:00 p.m. in The Meeting Room
- Wednesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. in The Southfield History Room
At 59, Ove is a grumble Gus of the first degree. Rules are made to be followed, signs are meant to be obeyed, and don’t even get him started about computers and mobile phones. In truth, Ove has been this way his whole life, but he’s gotten worse in the last four years since his wife, Sonia, died, taking with her all the color in a world Ove sees as black-and-white. Ove has decided life without Sonia is not worth living and plans to join her in the next world. But a young couple and their two children (a third is on the way) move in next door, his oldest friend and most feared enemy is about to be forcibly removed to a nursing home, and a street-scarred cat insinuates itself into his life.
Suddenly, Ove’s suicide plans get delayed as he helps solve neighborly crises large and small. Though Ove’s dark mission mitigates any treacly upstaging by animals and small children, readers seeking feel-good tales with a message will rave about the rantings of this solitary old man with a singular outlook.–Haggas, Carol Copyright 2014 Booklist
Join us for a fun and lively discussion of this title at our monthly book club meeting!