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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.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 14 Jul 2021
Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . *, Quick Browse . 16 Jul 2021
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781501142536 (hardback)
1501142534 (hardback)
9781473617209 (paperback)
Author Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author.
Title Britt-Marie was here : a novel / Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch.
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publisher/Date New York : Atria Books, 2016.
Pagination etc. 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents note Translated from the Swedish.
Summary Note 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?
Subject Older women -- Fiction
Soccer teams -- Fiction
Conduct of life -- Fiction
Neighbors -- Fiction
Neighborhoods -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Runaway wives -- Fiction
Soccer stories
Women coaches (Athletics) -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Shelf Location F BACK
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