Britt-Marie Was Here

by Fredrik Backman | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1473617227 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingILuvToRead2wing of Chicago, Illinois USA on 7/20/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingILuvToRead2wing from Chicago, Illinois USA on Monday, July 20, 2020
amazon review:

The New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry “returns with this heartwarming story about a woman rediscovering herself after a personal crisis…fans of Backman will find another winner in these pages” (Publishers Weekly).

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention.

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 finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. 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 misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

Funny and moving, sweet and inspiring, Britt-Marie Was Here celebrates the importance of community and connection in a world that can feel isolating.

Journal Entry 2 by wingILuvToRead2wing at -- By hand, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, July 20, 2020

Released 7 mos ago (7/18/2020 UTC) at -- By hand, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


I enjoyed this story, so when I saw it on the wishlist of the winner of the Wishlist or Wings sweeps, I ordered it from Better World Books. They said it should arrive within 10 - 21 business days. Congrats on winning! I hope you like it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 3 by wingchrissiniwing at Graz, Steiermark Austria on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The book got here yesterday - thanks so much!

Journal Entry 4 by wingchrissiniwing at Graz, Steiermark Austria on Monday, January 18, 2021
I read this book not long after I had received it, it just seems like I never made the journal entry afterwards.
I really enjoyed reading the book, I couldn't help liking Britt-Marie ;-)

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