Exploring books that have been made into movies. Reminder that this book club is now a hybrid format. You will still be able to attend via Zoom as usual, but book club attendees in Columbus, WI may meet at the Columbus Public Library Center. Please fill out the registration form if you choose to attend online. *Books are available for checkout a month in advance of the book club meeting.*
May 11: A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
#1 New York Times bestseller
“Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
“Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.” - Amazon
The 2016 movie is in Swedish with English subtitles. In 2022, the book has also been made into an American movie starring Tom Hanks under the title, “A Man Called Otto.”