After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’ s still in good health, and one day, he turns 100. A big… read more at Kobo.
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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared - by Jonas Jonasson; translated from the Swedish by Rod Bradbury. Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator. July 2014 selection for Thursday night book group.