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
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Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
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  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
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 sixty-three, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless forty-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 onto 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?
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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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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481035
Cataloging source
VALP
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1981-
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Backman, Fredrik
Dewey number
839.738
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
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Koch, Henning
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Soccer teams
  • Older women
  • Neighbors
  • Life change events
  • Conduct of life
  • Neighborhoods
  • Women coaches (Athletics)
Target audience
adult
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Britt-Marie was here, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
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Publication
Copyright
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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.
Control code
000059568273
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
495 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432837778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Britt-Marie was here, Fredrik Backman ; translated from the Swedish by Henning Koch
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000059568273
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
495 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432837778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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