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Ladies reading another page-turner

April 21, 2016

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Fresh off the heels off reading and discussing Isabel Allende’s emotional “The Japanese Lover,” the ladies in Old Palm’s Ladies Book Club are now reading Fredrik Backman’s “A Man Called Ove” for this month’s 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 “the bitter neighbor from hell,” Ove has quite story behind his sad exterior. And must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? “If there is an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight sensation would win hands down,” gushes Booklist in a starred review. “A touching comic crowd pleaser that may call for a tissue or two,” 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 it’s not necessary to read the book before attending, it is encouraged.


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