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Britt Marie Was Here

(2016)
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From the best-selling author of the "charming debut" (People) A 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 63, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless 40-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 on to 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.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4736-1720-0 / 978-1-4736-1720-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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May 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: Britt Marie Was Here
Author(s): Backman Fredrik
ISBN: 1-4736-1722-7 / 978-1-4736-1722-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Britt-marie Was Here (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4104-8977-9 / 978-1-4104-8977-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-4253-4 / 978-1-5011-4253-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5011-4254-2 / 978-1-5011-4254-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4736-4081-4 / 978-1-4736-4081-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4736-1723-5 / 978-1-4736-1723-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-4736-1721-9 / 978-1-4736-1721-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
ISBN: 1-5082-2940-6 / 978-1-5082-2940-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   

May 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

May 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Britt-Marie Was Here: A Novel
Author(s): Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   


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