The Resource Britt-Marie was here, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch

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

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Britt-Marie was here
Title
Britt-Marie was here
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
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Language
eng
Summary
For as long as anyone can remember, Britt-Marie has been an acquired taste. It's not that she's judgemental, or fussy, or difficult - she just expects things to be done in a certain way. A cutlery drawer should be arranged in the right order, for example (forks, knives, then spoons). We're not animals, are we? But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward, absurdly pedantic busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes. So when Britt-Marie finds herself unemployed, separated from her husband of 20 years, left to fend for herself in the miserable provincial backwater that is Borg - of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it - and somehow tasked with running the local football team, she is a little unprepared. But she will learn that life may have more to offer her that she's ever realised, and love might be found in the most unexpected of places
Member of
Summary
Walking away from her loveless marriage and taking a job in a derelict, financially devastated town, sixty-three-year-old Britt-Marie uses her fierce organizational skills to become a local soccer coach to a group of lost children
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10481035
Cataloging source
BT
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
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Koch, Henning
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True
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  • Women
  • Soccer teams
  • Conduct of life
  • Neighbors
  • Neighborhoods
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
Britt-Marie was here, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781473617216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Britt-Marie was here, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781473617216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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