Feel-good novels that manage to be both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving
Hallå, there! Swedish author Fredrik Backman is one of our favorite writers, and we’re not alone in loving his work. His books have been translated into 40 languages and sold more than 7 million copies around the globe. A Man Called Otto, a new movie adaptation of A Man Called Ove starring Tom Hanks, is in US theaters now. What better time to get to know Backman and his novels?
The Best of Fredrick Backman
Fredrik Backman’s charming, feel-good novels manage to be both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving, sometimes on the same page. He writes about quirky, memorable characters who are often afraid to reveal just how much they need other people in their lives. Not sure where to start? Likewise user Maria West says A Man Called Ove is “uproariously funny, peppered with unexpected but romantic prose, and capable of bringing tears of both joy and sadness.”
In the final book in the Beartown trilogy, the hockey-obsessed town begins to turn a corner, but a rivalry with the nearby town of Hed and the grief and anger of a teenage boy threaten to derail the tentative peace.