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Britt-Marie was here: a novel

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The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove , My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry , and Anxious People captivates readers with this "warm and satisfying" ( People ) story "about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal 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 begins her day at 6 a.m., 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. She is not one to judge others--no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. 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 is more than a little unprepared. Employed as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center, the fastidious Britt-Marie has to cope with muddy floors, unruly children, and a (literal) rat for a roommate. She finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts--and a handsome local policeman whose romantic attentions to Britt-Marie are as unmistakable as they are unwanted. 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 big-hearted misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs? Funny and moving, observant and humane, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the unexpected friendships that change us forever, and the power of even the gentlest of spirits to make the world a better place.
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Grouping Titlebritt marie was here
Grouping Authorfredrik backman
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-11-27 14:04:39PM
Last Indexed2020-11-27 14:06:39PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781501142536

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display_descriptionBritt-Marie is a socially awkward, fussy busybody who is used to being organized. When she walks out on her cheating husband and gets a job as caretaker of the dilapidated recreation center in Borg, she is woefully unprepared for the changes. But as she takes on the task of leading the supremely untalented children's soccer team to victory, she just might find a place she belongs.
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Conduct of life -- Fiction
Downloadable audio books
FICTION / General
Friendship -- Fiction
Large type books
Life change events -- Fiction
Neighborhoods -- Fiction
Neighbors -- Fiction
Older women -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Runaway wives -- Fiction
Small cities -- Fiction
Soccer stories
Soccer stories -- Fiction
Soccer teams -- Fiction
Women -- Fiction
Women coaches (Athletics) -- Fiction
title_displayBritt-Marie was here : a novel
title_fullBritt-Marie Was Here A Novel
Britt-Marie was here : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Britt-Marie was here [large print] / Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Britt-marie was here [electronic resource] : a novel / Fredrik Backman
title_shortBritt-Marie was here
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FICTION / General
Humor (Fiction)
Life change events
Older women
Runaway wives
Small cities
Soccer stories
Soccer teams
Women coaches (Athletics)