“Only different people change the world,” Granny used to say. “No one normal has ever changed a crapping thing.” ― Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
Calling all Ove-lovers, a new Fredrik Backman was released today to raving reviews. Of course. He must have heard we needed a guaranteed winner for May book club. That Fred is one thoughtful guy.
Clearly, we're not letting the fact that we've yet to review The One-in-a-Million Boy or even crack open A Word for Love keep us from movin on to May. Don't worry about us, we'll catch up eventually. We may not be known for our punctuality, but we can be counted on to spy a good read and we've got our book-lovin eyes on Beartown.
While Backman's other offerings have all been good, none have left me feeling Ove-level love. If Amazon's Adrian Liang is to be believed, Beartown may be the one to do just that: "Masterful in its storytelling and honesty, this is another winner for Backman, surpassing even his much-lauded A Man Called Ove."