Books News: Fredrik Backman's BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE One Of 2016's Most Charming Books!


We’re just a month away from publication day for Fredrik Backman’s BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE! Don’t miss your chance to read one of 2016’s most charming books, sure to become a classic and beloved jewel on your bookshelf. Here’s what the critics are saying:
“The bestselling author of A MAN CALLED OVE returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after personal crisis. Backman reveals Britt-Marie’s need for order….with clear, tight descriptions. Insightful and touching, this is a sweet and inspiring story about truth and transformation. Fans of Backman’s will find another winner in these pages.” – Publishers Weekly
 “Backman has written another bestseller with his latest novel. While at first Britt-Marie seems intolerable and aggravating, readers are quickly endeared to her obsessive-compulsive ways and frank honesty. At first the writing style comes off sharp; however, readers quickly see that is how Britt-Marie processes the world and it too becomes something amicable. Heartfelt and truly stirring, Britt-Marie Was Here resonates long after the last page is read.” – RT Book Reviews
“It has been a long time since a book both make me laugh and broke my heart. Britt-Marie Was Here did just that. If you loved Fredrik Blackman’s “A Man Called Ove” or “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry”, you will love this book. The author has a way of writing characters who seem unlikable but turn out to be completely different.” – KATHY LOVES 2 READ

From the bestselling author of the “charming debut” (PeopleA MAN CALLED OVE and MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE’S 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 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?
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. 


Fredrik Backman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here.  All three books were number-one bestsellers in his native Sweden and are being published in more than twenty-five languages.  He lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.

BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE by Fredrik Backman
Atria Books | 336 pages | Hardcover ISBN: 9781501142536 | eBook ISBN: 9781501142550 | May 3, 2016 | $26.00

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