Waiting on the new page-to-screen starring Tom Hanks?
Happy Spring, Waitlisters!
In this latest page-to-screen adaptation, Tom Hanks stars as Otto Anderson, a character taken from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s well-loved novel, A man called Ove.
When a lively young family moves in next door, grumpy widower Otto Anderson meets his match in a quick-witted, pregnant woman named Marisol, leading to an unlikely friendship that turns his world upside down.
With 60 GMILCS patrons waiting in the queue, I’m here to share some movie AND book suggestions to keep you entertained while you wait for this heart-warming story that brings the pages of Backman’s book to life for the American audience.
“You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away,”
― Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman (2014) book
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) DVD
The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (2017) book
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman (2017) book
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) DVD
Professor Chandra follows his bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam (2019) book
The storied life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (2014) book
The lady in the van (2016) DVD
A man called Otto is available from Merrimack Public Library on Bluray or DVD. A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman is also available from the Merrimack Public Library on digital audio or ebook on cloudLibrary and Libby.
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