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Friday, June 8, 2018

Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman has a similar character development story line to A Man Called Ove, but of the two novels I preferred A Man Called Ove.

Britt-Marie is a fussy and well organized housewife with particular views on how things should be done. Finding her husband of 40 years has been unfaithful she steps out of her well structured life and attempts to find a job, landing in an economically declining Swedish village as a recreation center caretaker. Her only "friend" is the unemployment office worker who reluctantly finds her the job. Despite the quirkiness of the people of Borg Britt-Marie somehow fits in and becomes instrumental in developing the soccer team before her husband asks her to return and she has to decide whether to stay or return home.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

I have this one on my shelf. I need to pick it up.

Catherine1216 said...

I enjoyed this book, but A Man Called Ove is my favorite.

Pat Wahler said...

I loved A Man Called Ove! Anther quirky character novel I'd recommend is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I found it highly entertaining.