Willamsburg Libraries Event Calendar


Date: 6/20/2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Title: Book Discussion - A Man Called Ove
Contact: Katie Krol, 413-268-7472
Location: Hawks~Hayden Room
Description: Part of the Meekins Library Cultural Exploration Series
Join a community read of Swedish author, Fredrik Backman's novel. 
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 neighbour 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.
Translated from the Swedish.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries.
Copies available at the desk.

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