Fredrik Backman

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As the Page Turns: "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman

Hi, I’m Jane O’Keeffe; I’m writing a monthly book review for the Lake County Examiner. Here’s a little background information about me. I live in Adel on a ranch with my husband John. My son Patrick, his wife Aja, and the three best grandsons in the world are close by. Our other son Henry, his wife Lissa and their children live in Eugene (their children are pretty spectacular too).
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“A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman a Must-read Book to Open This Reading Month

Coming from New York Times bestselling author Fredrik Backman is another book one can’t put down, “A Man Called Ove.”. Published in 2012, this novel tells the life story of a man who at first glance appears to be just another grumpy, bitter old man. As you dive into his life story, his morals, and the neighbors that revive his will to be happy, we realize that our first impressions can leave us greatly mistaken.
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Likely Stories : Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Over the last few years, I have devoured the works of Fredrik Backman. He hails from Sweden, and he has written seven superbly funny, interesting, and moving novels. His latest book is Anxious People. Two-thirds of the book are full of humor and outright laughter, while the last third is a wonderfully described set of characters who supply all the fun for these characters.
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Books2Movies: "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman

Which do you like better, the book or the movie? Read or listen to the book, watch the movie, then join us online for a lively discussion. Brandon Henry, who works at The Clyde Theater in Langley, leads the discussion. This month's title: "Britt-Marie Was Here" by Fredrik Backman (author...