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The Resource Britt-Marie Was Here : A Novel, (electronic resource :)

Britt-Marie Was Here : A Novel, (electronic resource :)

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Britt-Marie Was Here : A Novel
Title
Britt-Marie Was Here
Title remainder
A Novel
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Fredrik Backman
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eng
Summary
The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry returns with an irresistible novel about finding love and second chances in the most unlikely of places. Britt-Marie can’t 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 others—no 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 Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she 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, layabouts—and a handsome local policeman whose romantic attentions to Britt-Marie are as unmistakable as they are unwanted. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s 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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Britt-Marie is a woman who is used to her life being organized. But when she leaves her cheating spouse and takes a temporary job as caretaker of the recreation center in the tiny town of Borg, her life changes in unpredictable ways. With its wonderful cast of oddball characters and sly sense of humor, this novel is sure to capture readers’ hearts. Highly recommended. -- Vicki Nesting for LibraryReads
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  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481035
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MnSpTMCL
Dewey number
813
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no index present
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fiction
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adult
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Britt-Marie Was Here : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-kao6ur9
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Publication
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9781501142550
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unknown
Extent
336 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781501142550
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
kao6ur9
Label
Britt-Marie Was Here : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-kao6ur9
Publication
Control code
9781501142550
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
336 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781501142550
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
kao6ur9

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