Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

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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 Shes 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 villages youth team becomes desperate for a coach, they set their sights on her. Shes 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.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2016]
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 1508216665 electronic audio bk
9781508216667 electronic audio bk
Branch Call Number: eAUDIOBOOK FIC BACKMAN
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,rda
1 online resource (1 sound file (9 hr., 18 min., 4 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Walker, Joan - Narrator

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