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Fiction
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Call Numbers: Fiction - FIC BACKMAN; Large Print - FIC BACKMAN; ebook; eAudiobook 
This debut novel was translated from the Swedish and published in the US in 2014, but it’s on this list because it’s one of the best novels I read this year. Ove is the meanest, crankiest old man in his neighborhood, but there’s a reason. He meets his new neighbors when the man (an incompetent) backs over his mailbox, and the man’s chatty wife insists on sending him casseroles. They break through the emotional wall Ove has built, and the impact affects the whole neighborhood.
 
Call Numbers: Fiction - FIC SEE; Large Print - FIC SEE
See introduces us to Li-yan, a woman whose tribe is tied to the land and the growing of tea. Although she is supposed to follow in her mother’s path and become a midwife, Li-yan works hard at school, hoping for a chance at greater opportunities. When she falls in love and becomes pregnant outside of marriage, she wraps her newborn daughter in a blanket with a tea cake and leaves her at an orphanage in the city. The child is adopted by an American couple, and taken to California where she grows up as Haley, loved and privileged. Fans of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan should enjoy this one.
 
Nonfiction

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