Reading :: A man called Ove

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack, a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

Some books seem to find their way into my life when I need to remind myself that there is still hope and goodness.

I picked this one up on a whim and because it said light read on the back. It was an easy quick read but oh how powerful and wonderful.

There are few things that scare me as much as the loss of my husband or one of my children. I go about my days pretending that it only happen to others sickness, death…that’s the only way I can stay sane and function because how could I go on without any of them…

Ove is a gruff old men, a bit of a recluse with a dash of OCD. He refuses to talk to his neighbors and sticks to the routine of his days. The book is a back and forth between present day Ove and his younger self. As his past unfurls it sheds a light on why he has become who he is. I won’t say much more, read it trust me.

This book is about life after grief and keeping your heart open. 

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