Having just celebrated his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson believes it’s time for a new adventure. So he escapes from an old folks’ home and (shocker!) chaos ensues. Jonas Jonasson tells a captivatingly quirky tale in Roald Dahl–esque fashion of a centenarian, an elephant and a disappearing hot-dog-stand owner. Hilarious and poignant.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, $12.