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The Resource Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch

Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch

Label
Britt-Marie was here : a novel
Title
Britt-Marie was here
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
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Contributor
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You Shes Sorry returns with an irresistible novel about finding love and second chances in the most unlikely of places. Britt-Marie cant 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 othersno 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 Borgof which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through itshe 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, layaboutsand a handsome local policeman whose romantic attentions to Britt-Marie are as unmistakable as they are unwanted. Most alarming of all, shes given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented childrens 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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DLC
Citation location within source
  • April 01, 2016
  • March 15, 2016
  • March 07, 2016
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9877.12.A32
LC item number
B7613 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koch, Henning
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  • Life change events
  • Women
  • Soccer teams
  • Conduct of life
  • Neighbors
  • Neighborhoods
  • Friendship
  • Runaway wives
Label
Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Britt-Marie var här
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2015047026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781501142536
Lccn
2015047026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501142536
  • (OCoLC)928481274
Label
Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Publication
Note
Translation of: Britt-Marie var här
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2015047026
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781501142536
Lccn
2015047026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781501142536
  • (OCoLC)928481274

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