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Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman

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Britt-Marie was here : a novel
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Britt-Marie was here : a novel
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Fredrik Backman
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  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
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From the bestselling author of the charming debut ( People ) A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She s Sorry, a heartwarming and hilarious story of a reluctant outsider who transforms a tiny village and a woman who finds love and second chances in the unlikeliest of places. Britt-Marie can t stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at sixty-three, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless forty-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis. For the fastidious Britt-Marie, this new world of noisy children, muddy floors, and a roommate who is a rat (literally), is a hard adjustment. As for the citizens of Borg, with everything that they know crumbling around them, the only thing that they have left to hold onto is something Britt-Marie absolutely loathes: their love of soccer. When the village s youth team becomes desperate for a coach, they set their sights on her. She s the least likely candidate, but their need is obvious and there is no one else to do it. Thus begins a beautiful and unlikely partnership. In her new role as reluctant mentor to these lost young boys and girls, Britt-Marie soon finds herself becoming increasingly vital to the community. And even more surprisingly, she is the object of romantic desire for a friendly and handsome local policeman named Sven. In this world of oddballs and misfits, can Britt-Marie finally find a place where she belongs? Zany and full-of-heart, Britt-Marie Was Here is a novel about love and second chances, and about the unexpected friendships we make that teach us who we really are and the things we are capable of doing
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Title
Britt-Marie was here
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Britt-Marie is a woman who is used to her life being organized. But when she leaves her cheating spouse and takes a temporary job as caretaker of the recreation center in the tiny town of Borg, her life changes in unpredictable ways. With its wonderful cast of oddball characters and sly sense of humor, this novel is sure to capture readers’ hearts. Highly recommended. -- Vicki Nesting for LibraryReads
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  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
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10481035
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DLC
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9877.12.A32
LC item number
B7613 2016
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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Fredrik Backman
Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman
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Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman
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Translation of Britt-Marie var har, from the Swedish
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pages cm
Isbn
9781501142536
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2015047026

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