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November's book is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
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. "
Books we have read:
The Lost Choice by Andy Andrews
The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom
The All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
A Storm Came Up by Doug Segriest
Innocense Lost by Beth Gregory
The Cathedral by the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Greg Gilmore
The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Left Overs by Tom Perrotta
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Jabbok by the Right Rev. Kee Sloan
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Tilted World by Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Sunday Dinner by Ann Boult Walling
Swaying in the Treetops by Scott and Katherine Rosenow.
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
15 Dogs by Andre Alexis
The Whole Town is Talking by Fannie Flagg
The Advocate by Randy Singer
Where the Light Gets in: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley
A Little Magic by Billy Coffee