If you haven't read anything by Fredrik Backman yet, you are really missing out. Translated from Swedish, both of these novels are gems that I will remember for a long time. An understanding of people and what makes them the beautiful and complicated beings that they are is one of this author's special talents. You will fall in love with all of the folks from both of these books and be so sad when the stories come to an end and you have to leave them. 5 stars for both!