Fresh off the heels off reading and discussing Isabel Allendeâs emotional âThe Japanese Lover,â the ladies in Old Palmâs Ladies Book Club are now reading Fredrik Backmanâs âA Man Called Oveâ for this monthâs club meeting on Wednesday, April 13. In this quirky debut novel, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Although called âthe bitter neighbor from hell,â Ove has quite story behind his sad exterior. And must Ove be bitter just because he doesnât walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? âIf there is an award for âMost Charming Book of the Year,â this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight sensation would win hands down,â gushes Booklist in a starred review. âA touching comic crowd pleaser that may call for a tissue or two,â writes Variety of the story of Ove that has also been turned into a movie. The Ladies Book Club meets once a month during season at 4PM in the Ladies Lounge at Old Palm to discuss best-selling novels. While itâs not necessary to read the book before attending, it is encouraged.