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Britt-Marie was here / Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch.

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library BAC (Text) 33500012472866 Main Available -
Fosston Public Library BAC (Text) 33500012472858 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library BAC (Text) 35500005870132 Main In transit -

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  • ISBN: 9781501142543
  • ISBN: 9781501142536
  • ISBN: 1501142534
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Translation of: Britt-Marie var här.
Summary, etc.: Britt-Marie is a socially awkward, fussy busybody who is used to being organized. When she walks out on her cheating husband and gets a job as caretaker of the dilapidated recreation center in Borg, she is woefully unprepared for the changes. But as she takes on the task of leading the supremely untalented children's soccer team to victory, she just might find a place she belongs.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 April #1
    In Backman's (My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, 2015) latest, ever the dutiful, long-suffering wife Britt-Marie leaves her boorish husband when she discovers his infidelity. At 63, with no job experience and little life experience to speak of, Britt-Marie is fortunate to land a dubious position as a caretaker at a nearly defunct recreation center in the nearly defunct Swedish village of Borg. The job entails cleaning, at which Britt-Marie excels, and serving as the den mother and coach to the town's ragtag team of footballers. Obsessive-compulsive, virtually humorless, and otherwise ill-prepared to lead a bunch of challenging teens, Britt-Marie nonetheless wins their love and respect and, along the way, figures out how to be a person in her own right. The theme of the awakening of an unappreciated, invisible woman has been done before, of course, but in Backman's scattershot community of losers and loners, Britt-Marie's metamorphosis from cocoon to butterfly seems all the more remarkable for the utterly discouraging environment in which it takes place. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women > Fiction.
Soccer teams > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Neighborhoods > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
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