Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry "returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis...fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages" ( Publishers Weekly ).

Britt-Marie can't stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others--no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention.

But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.

When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg--of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it--she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she's given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children's soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

Funny and moving, sweet and inspiring, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the importance of community and connection in a world that can feel isolating.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781501142550
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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kakacurt
Jan 22, 2017

As it would seem for me with all Fredrik Backman's books, it takes me a little to get into them. But it is well worth the effort. I would also suggest reading them in order. Certainly not necessary but it flows better.

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laphampeak
Jan 03, 2017

A slow, easy read. The author again takes you on a gentle journey into the bare bones life of a simple, if not OCD wife, who looks to find her identity. It happens to be in an unlikely place with an unlikely group of new people. If you are sitting for a quiet read and a cuppa I'd suggest decaf.

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