Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Author Spotlight: Fredrik Backman


Fredrik Backman has made a name for himself as the king of quirky contemporary fiction.

He writes his books with small-town charm and unexpected backstories, from the perspectives of characters that normally wouldn't take center stage.

If you like to read modern fiction and are looking for a heart-warming book with a touch of humor to pick up next, consider checking one of these out!

Backman's first novel, "A Man Called Ove," tells the story of a curmudgeonly man known by the town as "the bitter neighbor from hell." But when an unexpected friendship blossoms between Ove and the chatty young family next door, the truth behind Ove's bitter exterior begins to come to light. This book became a movie in 2016, starring Tom Hanks. Find it in our catalog here!

"Beartown" and its sequel, "Us Against You," is a last-chance comeback story of a small town. Its last hope of staying relevant lay in the hands of its junior ice hockey team and its journey nationals.

With six of Backman's fiction titles in our collection, you're sure to find one to love.

Click on any photo to be redirected to our online catalog, where you can learn more about the titles and place holds!

Or, if you're looking for a new nonfiction read, Backman has a collection of essays geared toward anyone looking for a bit of insight on the world. He draws from his experiences on life and fatherhood using his signature humor and optimistic outlook on the world. Backman chose to balance humor and insight by offering a variety of life lessons, including how to find the team you belong to, how to beat Monkey Island 3, why parents might hold their child's hand a bit too tight, and how starting a band is crucial to maintaining friendships, as well as offering advice to his aging son and his own experiences falling in love with a woman who is his opposite.

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