Britt-Marie was here

Cover of: Britt-Marie was here | Fredrik Backman

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  • Neighbors,
  • Older women,
  • Conduct of life,
  • Fiction,
  • Soccer teams,
  • Life change events,
  • Large type books,
  • Friendship,
  • Runaway wives

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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?

Edition Notes

Translation from Swedish of: Britt-Marie var här.

Book details

StatementFredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
ContributionsKoch, Henning, 1962- translator, Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
The Physical Object
Pagination495 pages
Number of Pages495
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27238950M
ISBN 10143283777X
ISBN 109781432837778
OCLC/WorldCa978247873

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