Join us at Speer Memorial Library in Mission, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, for a discussion of A Man Called Ove, to take place in the library’s Community Room at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss the book.

Ove is a grumpy 59-year-old man. He is a perfectionist who strictly complies with the rules, and expects the same of everyone else as well. In his view, there is a right way and a wrong way to do things, and he just can’t stand people who don’t get things right.

So when a young couple and their two daughters move in next door, a mishap leads to their first encounter with Ove, who lets them know in no uncertain terms what he thinks of their ways. But how much do they—and the other neighbors—really know about Ove? What is his life story, and just why does he behave the way he does?

Written by Fredrik Backman, and first published in 2012, A Man Called Ove is an enlightening, heartwarming story about friendships, understanding, and reassessing our judgments of others.

We will have some copies of the book available for check out to those who sign up for the book discussion, or you can stop by our library’s Reference Desk, or call at 580-8754, and we will try to obtain a copy for you via Interlibrary Loan.


For more information, or to sign up for the book discussion, please call William Renner or Rose Alvarez at 580-8754 or 580-8750. You can also register at the Reference Desk, or by email at

Speer Memorial Library is located at 12th and Kika De La Garza in Mission.