Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here Review

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.

When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?

Title:Britt-Marie Was Here
Edition Language:English

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  • Paromjit

    I am very late to the party for this book and when I saw this in the library, I remembered how so many of my goodreads friends had read and loved this. This is a terrific tale of Britt-Marie who is 63...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    This book was freaking amazing! And yeah, it made me cry . . . I thought his book was wonderfully, sad. I loved Britt-Marie so much. She had these quirks that were in ways sad and in others beautiful....

  • Elyse Walters

    "If Kent had been here"......Throughout this charming-tender-story, *Britt-Marie*, often reflects on her husband, Kent, who she walked out on after 40 years of marriage. She lands a job working as a c...

  • Candi

    "There’s a lot you can’t know about a person until you become one with her. What her capabilities are. The courage she has."I first met Britt-Marie in Backman’s novel My Grandmother Asked Me to ...

  • Esil

    3+ stars. I loved Fredrik Backman's first two books, so I went to some lengths to get a copy of his third book, Britt-Marie Was Here. I begged shamelessly on a couple of sites for advance copies. When...

  • Liz

    Those of you who have read My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She's Sorry, will remember Britt-Marie. For those of you who have not yet read it, I advise reading it first. That book gives you the back...

  • Christina - Traveling Sister

    4, no I'm not ugly crying and laughing at the same time, I swear I'm not crazy stars.This is my first Backman novel (I know, I'm behind the times) and to be honest, I was unsure how I was going to fee...

  • da AL

    Backman is expert at making me fall in love with his characters -- annoying on the outside, utterly charming on the inside. His better-known book, "A Man Called Ove," has more straightforwardly good a...

  • Susanne Strong

    Britt-Marie was Here is the best book I've read this year. Simply put, it is fantastic. Britt-Marie is difficult, frustrating and socially awkward. She is also insensitive and kind of rude. A minor ch...

  • Maxwell

    The publisher sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts & opinions are my own.You guys. You GUYS! This was one of the sweetest books I have ever read. After reading Fr...