Feb

28 2017

7:30p Hadassah Book Club-Barnes & Noble Feb 2017

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Barnes and Noble Bookstore Kingston Pike -across from West Town Mall
Knoxville, 37919

Contact Peggy Littman
(865) 776-1013
plittmann@comcast.net

We are an informal group.  Join us whether you have finished reading the book or just want to enjoy our lively conversation.  We usually meet at Barnes and Noble book store on Kingston Pike in the cafe area -  on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Call or e-mail Peggy Littmann 776-1013, plittmann@comcast.net to RSVP for more information.

This month's selection is A Man Called Ove by Backman

REVIEW from http://www.barnesandnoble.com

In this bestselling and “charming debut” (People) from one of Sweden’s most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

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 of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major 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”