United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others.

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“A Swedish curmudgeon wins hearts, on the page, and now on screen.”—NPR

“Backman's tale of 59-year-old curmudgeon, Ove, not only captured the hearts of Backman's fellow Swedes, but has also swept across Europe as a word-of-mouth best-seller; a domino effect that suggests community spirit and social responsibility isn't quite so lacking as we're often told it is.”—Independent, UK

"Very seldom does one book hit notes for everybody that's in the store,” —Nancy Usiak, Book Bin