A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman This is a delightful book, both funny and extremely moving. Ove is a 59 year old man (lives in Sweden) who is distant, grumpy and angry at the world. He tries to push everyone, including a stray cat, away, while he tries to cope with the serious changes life has brought him. Highly recommend. Has some language to be aware of.
This is a really good book. First of all, it's a historical novel, which I love, then is it a mystery, which I also love. How can it go wrong? Well in this case, it can't. The story takes place in 1924 Chicago, where 18 year old, Pipe Sail, is about to graduate and all is well, until her best friend disappears. Piper sets out to find her and what happened. Things begin to become nervous for all when she gets involved with Mafiosi, bootleggers, etc. Really good read.