The Resource Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Henning Koch

Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Henning Koch

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Britt-Marie was here : a novel
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Britt-Marie was here
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a novel
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Fredrik Backman ; translated by Henning Koch
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  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
Britt-Marie can't stand a mess, but that's exactly what her life has become. Leaving behind an unfaithful husband and a lifetime of taking care of everyone else before herself, she moves to the backwater town of Borg for a job looking after a crumbling recreation center, the favorite hangout of the town's supremely untalented children's soccer team. With her strict views about all things from the proper arrangement of a cutlery drawer to the appropriate time to wake up, Britt-Marie knows exactly how those around her should live their lives--and she isn't shy about sharing her opinions. But hidden inside this socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes. As the fastidious Britt-Marie is drawn into the daily doings, hopes, and dreams of her unpredictable fellow citizens, she is faced with new challenges that require more than her formidable powers of organization and unrivaled knowledge of cleaning products can handle. She must learn to let down her guard and connect in this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?
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Britt-Marie was here
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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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10481035
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9877.12.A32
LC item number
B7613 2017
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
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Fredrik Backman
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Britt-Marie was here : a novel, Fredrik Backman ; translated by Henning Koch
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  • PBODY-COL
  • PBODY-COL
  • FLORA-FLO
  • FLORA-FLO
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
21071038
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781501142543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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21071038
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  • (OCoLC)952647808
  • (OCoLC)ocn952647808

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